WA DOC - Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 06, 2024
Address
9601 Bujacich Rd NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332-8300
Beds
738
County
Pierce
Phone
253-858-4200

WCCW is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for State - medium facility.

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Located at 9601 Bujacich Rd NW in Gig Harbor, WA, WCCW carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. WCCW 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.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on WA DOC - Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW), situated in Gig Harbor, WA, accommodates approximately 750 female inmates across minimum, medium, and close security levels. Established in 1971, the facility comprises nine units catering to various custody needs, including medium-security, closed custody, segregation, treatment and evaluation, close observation, and receiving units. Vocational training opportunities at WCCW encompass computer-aided drafting (CAD), embroidery, and various construction trades.

Inmates receive comprehensive healthcare services, including medical, dental, and mental health care. Some offenders participate in community service crews engaged in landscaping, crop harvesting, commissary work, and minor facility repairs. Volunteer-driven programs such as creative writing, meditation, theater groups, craft projects, and substance abuse counseling contribute to offender rehabilitation.

A distinctive feature of WCCW is its pet program, enabling offenders to groom and train shelter dogs for adoption upon completion of training. Over 600 community volunteers support various aspects of the facility, offering academic internships, counseling services, tutoring, diversity awareness programs, and leadership opportunities through initiatives like the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program.

National organizations like Toastmasters International, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Narcotics Anonymous provide additional volunteer services. Community service crews undertake grounds maintenance, repairs, and planting tasks, while female offenders on outside crews contribute to the general facility and grounds maintenance, as well as sundries store operations.

The facility's program offerings encompass academic, partnership, research-based, and vocational initiatives, catering to diverse educational and rehabilitative needs. These programs include adult basic education, GED preparation, information technology training, ornamental horticulture, and the Prison Pet Partnership Program (PPPP), among others. Vocational opportunities provided by Correctional Industries include CAD services, embroidery, and Trades Related Apprenticeship Coach (TRAC) programs, facilitating skill development and reintegration into society.

Inmate Locator

WCCW 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.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

WA DOC - Washington Corrections Center for Women - Visitation

Below are the regularly scheduled visiting hours for each unit that accepts visitors at WCCW. Regular visiting hours are subject to change due to unplanned incidents, as well as scheduled events. Please check facility alerts & notices, as well as the Family Friendly Events Calendar and Visitor's Guidelines for information that may impact your travel plans.

Closed Custody Unit (CCU)

  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: None
  • Wednesday: None
  • Thursday: None
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Segregation (SEG) Immediate family only.

  • Sunday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: None
  • Wednesday: None
  • Thursday: None
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Treatment & Evaluation Center (TEC) Medium Security Unit Pod A (MA)

  • Sunday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: None
  • Wednesday: None
  • Thursday: None
  • Friday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Medium Security Unit Pod B (MB)

  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: None
  • Wednesday: None
  • Thursday: None
  • Friday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Minimum Security Campus Living Unit J

  • Sunday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: None
  • Wednesday: None
  • Thursday: None
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Minimum Security Campus Living Units K, L

  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: None
  • Wednesday: None
  • Thursday: None
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Reception & Diagnostic Center (RDC) Immediate family only.

  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday: 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: None
  • Wednesday: None
  • Thursday: None
  • Friday: None
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Video Visiting Hours Video Visiting - video visits will be scheduled in 30-minute increments and may not exceed one hour in duration. Hours posted represent the available check-in times for scheduled visits.

Closed Custody Unit

  • Friday – Monday 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Medium Security Unit Minimum Security Campus

  • Friday – Monday 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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