WA DOC - Tri-Cities Work Release

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Last Updated: July 15, 2020
524 E Bruneau Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336

Tri-Cities Work Release is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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WA DOC - Tri-Cities Work Release basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 509-585-2200

Located at 524 E Bruneau Ave in Kennewick, WA, Tri-Cities Work Release carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. Tri-Cities Work Release offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

The Tri-Cities Work Release is the only work release that is state-operated; it is completely staffed by the Department of Corrections and houses both male and female inmates. Programming opportunities include intensive outpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, Moral Reconation Therapy, and chemical dependency. The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) acknowledges that the first six to 12 months of post-release status are crucial for releasing individual’s success back in the community. Because public safety is the statutory mission for the agency, and because successful community reentry for individuals leads to safer communities, the Department of Corrections focuses on such prosocial activities as employment, housing, and family connections for those released from incarceration. Successful planning for eventual release begins far in advance from the actual date of release and the Department is intent on providing the needed tools to be successful.

Work Releases - Work release facilities serve as a bridge between life in prison and life in the community. Offenders at work release focus on transition, to include finding and retaining employment, reconnecting with family members, and becoming productive members of the community. They learn and refine social and living skills such as riding the bus, going to the grocery store, and managing their personal finances – all while under supervision. Work release is an opportunity for self–improvement while assisting offenders in creating a safe and productive lifestyle that can be sustained upon release.

Value of Work Release Programs - Offenders who complete the work release program is more likely to be successful in maintaining employment, stable housing, and paying legal financial obligations. Additionally, recent research conducted by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy indicates that work-release programs have a positive cost⁄benefit impact; in fact, for every dollar spent, $3.82 is returned to the state.

Program Eligibility - An offender with six months left to serve may be eligible to spend those last months in a work-release facility if specific criteria are met. For example, an offender must have a record of good behavior. Additionally, there must be available bed space at a work release facility.

Program Expectations - Offenders in work release facilities must follow all program rules. They must search for and⁄or to retain employment and will be monitored to ensure compliance. Frequent testing for substance abuse will be administered. Offenders may only leave the facility for work or other specific activities, such as appointments, treatment, shopping, or outings to visit family. Offenders must continue therapy, treatment, programming, and classes. Failure to abide by the rules may result in sanction and⁄or termination from the program.

Work Release Operations - Work release focuses on offenders on finding gainful employment, treatment, family reunification, and life skill development.

Inmate Locator

Tri-Cities Work Release maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

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Visitation Information

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Please call 509-585-2211 to make arrangements to visit work-release inmates

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