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WA DOC - Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW)

State Prison

Last Updated: February 18, 2021
Address
9601 Bujacich Rd NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332-8300
Beds
738
County
Pierce
Phone
253-858-4200

Washington Corrections for Women is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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WA DOC - Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 253-858-4200

The inmates housed at Washington Corrections for Women located at 9601 Bujacich Rd NW in Gig Harbor, WA are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) is a mixed custody state prison that houses about of 750 female inmates of minimum, medium, and close security levels operated by the Washington Department of Corrections located in Gig Harbor WA. The prison opened in 1971 and. The facility is comprised of nine units; medium-security unit, closed custody unit, segregation unit, treatment, and evaluation unit, close observation unit, J,K, and L units, and the receiving unit. WCCW offers vocational training in computer-aided drafting (CAD), embroidery, and various construction trades.

All inmates are provided with medical care, dental treatment, and mental health services. Some offenders are assigned to community service crews that provide landscaping, harvest crops, work in the commissary, and conduct minor facility repairs. Volunteers have created multiple programs for inmates including creative writing, meditation, theater group, craft projects, and substance abuse counseling. WCCW has a unique pet program that allows offenders to work grooming and training shelter dogs, who after completing training will be placed up for adoption.

More than 600 community volunteers serve Washington Corrections Center for Women in many capacities, including academic internships, chemical dependency counseling, transition planning, tutoring, creative writing, diversity awareness, HIV⁄AIDS education, speech classes, theatrical movement, meditation, and staff aids. Girl Scouts of Western Washington offers the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Program, where offender mothers act as leaders to provide craft and educational projects for their daughters.

Nationally known groups such as Toastmasters International, Alcoholics, Anonymous, and Narcotics Anonymous also provide volunteer services.

Community service crews conduct grounds maintenance, light repairs, and planting and harvesting tasks. In addition, more than 40 female offenders work on outside crews for facility–related tasks such as general facility and grounds maintenance, and sundries store operations to include stocking, order fulfilment and inventory tasks.

Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

Research-Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

Educational and Offender Change programs:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Information Technology
  • Technical Design
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Prison Pet Partnership Program (PPPP)
  • Residential Parenting Program
  • Braille Program

Work and Vocational Programs:

  • Correctional Industries (CAD Services, Embroidery, and Trades Related Apprenticeship Coach (TRAC))

Inmate Locator

WA DOC - Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) is a facility in the Washington Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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Covid Visitation Information

The Washington State Department of Corrections takes the health and safety of our staff and incarcerated individuals very seriously. At the same time, Corrections recognizes the importance of family visitation, programming, and other opportunities provided to our incarcerated population per our mission of improving public safety by positively changing lives.

Consistent with DOH guidelines, Corrections is working to implement enhanced screening protocols for all employees/contract staff, incarcerated individuals and others entering DOC facilities and field offices to include taking temperatures and answering screening questionnaires.

Until the Department is able to put those protocols into place, we are taking the following actions effective March 13:

  • Suspending visitation at all correctional facilities in Washington, including extended family visits (EFV). Corrections has authorized reimbursement for families scheduled for EFVs;
  • Restricting access for all individuals, with the exception of employees/contract staff and legal professionals, to the Monroe Correctional Complex, Washington Corrections Center and Washington Corrections Center for Women; and
  • Suspending all tours and events involving four or more outside guests at all facilities.

This situation is constantly evolving. Corrections will provide updates as things changes.

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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