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WA DOC - Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) - East Complex

State Prison

Last Updated: December 07, 2022
Address
1313 N 13th Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Beds
2439
County
Columbia
Phone
509-525-3610

WA State Penitentiary East is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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WA DOC - Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) - East Complex basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 509-525-3610

The inmates housed at WA State Penitentiary East located at 1313 N 13th Ave in Walla Walla, 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 State Penitentiary (also called the Walla Walla State Penitentiary) is a maximum, close, medium & minimum security Washington State Department of Corrections men's prison located in Walla Walla, WA. With an operating capacity of 2,200, it is the second-largest prison in the state (after Coyote Ridge Corrections Center) and is surrounded by wheat fields. It opened 133 years ago in 1886, three years before statehood. It is commonly known as "the Walls" among inmates and "The Penn" to the locals. The penitentiary is sometimes known as Concrete Mama, from a book with the same title by Ethan Hoffman and John McCoy.

It was the site of Washington State's death row and where executions were carried out, until the Washington Supreme Court ruled the state's death penalty statute unconstitutional on October 11, 2018, thereby abolishing capital punishment in the state. Methods for execution were lethal injection and hanging.

Some notable inmates here and some that have served time here, Kenneth Bianchi, the Hillside Strangler; David Lewis Rice, convicted mass murderer; Terapon "Lee" Adhahn, convicted rapist of several children and rapist and murderer of a child in Tacoma, WA; Colton Harris-Moore, Famous thief, known as the "Barefoot Bandit," responsible for over 100 robberies and break-ins; Robert Lee Yates, American serial killer from Spokane; Lyle Beerbohm, American professional mixed martial artist who spent over a year in Walla Walla for drug-related crimes; Little Willie John, R&B singer who was sentenced to 8–20 years for manslaughter, died at Walla Walla on May 26, 1968; Billy Gohl, Union employee who murdered many sailors, Aberdeen; Dr Linda Hazzard, Doctor known for murdering patients through her detox methods, Olalla, Washington; Kevin Coe, a convicted rapist from Spokane, often referred to in the news media as the "South Hill Rapist"; Gary Ridgway, a convicted serial killer in south King County, referred to in the news media as the "Green River Killer"; Jack Owen Spillman, American serial killer from Spokane. Known as the "Werewolf Butcher"

Academic & Partnership Programs

  • Auto Body
  • Information Technology
  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Getting it Right
  • Bookkeeping
  • Dog Training & Adoption Programs
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Graphic Design
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Welding

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

Academic & Partnership Programs

  • Auto Body
  • Information Technology
  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Getting it Right
  • Bookkeeping
  • Dog Training & Adoption Programs
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Graphic Design
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Welding

Research Based Programs

Work & Vocational Programs

Programs

Educational and Offender Change programs:

  • Auto body
  • Information Technology
  • Building Maintenance Technology
  • Bookkeeping
  • Carpentry
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Graphic Design
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Welding
  • Dog Training and Adoption Program

Work and Vocational Programs:

  • Getting it Right
  • WSP Correctional IndustriesClass 2 jobs include: License Plates, Metal Shop, Laundry, Field Crops, Recycle, Transportation/Warehouse

Community Involvement - Volunteers are involved in religious programs, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, assisting Veterans with military issues, assisting offender families with children mentoring programs, and special programs (i.e., dental hygienist, photographer, etc.) that are available to the offender population and their families. Guest sports teams, choirs, musical groups, guest speakers/lecturers, and professional groups have held programs for the offender population. There are also groups that assist offenders in the process of reintegrating back into society. Some of the local motels have gift certificates available to assist families with their motel rate if they need to spend a night at Walla Walla, either before or after a regularly scheduled visit.

Washington State Penitentiary is active in many other programs that support the local community including involvement in Habitat for Humanity, a Canine Training Program, Teddy Bear Program, Native American Regalia Program and the STAR Project.

The Family Advisory Committee at Washington State Penitentiary was established to advise the facility on opportunities to strengthen the offender family and enhance successful re-entry to community and family.

Inmate Locator

WA DOC - Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) - East Complex 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.

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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 State Penitentiary - East Complex - Visitation

Below are the regularly scheduled visiting hours for each unit that accepts visitors. 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, such as planned events, activities, and check-in/check-out times.

East Complex (EC) Living Units 6, 8, 10 *EC living units rotate days of availability. See WSP Visit Schedule Details File for which living units are accepting visitors on a given day.

  • Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*
  • Monday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: None
  • Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*
  • Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*

* Intensive Management Unit (IMU) North, South Visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
Immediate family only. Visitation duration depends on an inmate's level.

  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
  • Monday: 1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
  • Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
  • Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
  • Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
  • Friday: 1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End
  • Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – Scheduled End

Video Visiting Hours Per DOC Policy
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.

West Complex (WC) Delta, Echo, Fox, Golf
Daily: 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
South Complex (SC) Victor, William

  • Monday – Friday 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

South Complex (SC) BAR Units (Baker, Adams, Rainier)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

East Complex Living Units 6, 8, 10 Monday, Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, Saturday 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Professional Visits
Professional visits may be scheduled through the Legal Liaison Officer (LLO).
East Complex Attorney Room (for general population inmates)
Monday & Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
West Complex Attorney Room (for general population inmates)
Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
To correlate with living unit scheduled visitation days (unless extenuating circumstances).
West Complex Attorney Room (for IMU inmates on Level 5 approved for contact visits) Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
IMU No-Contact Booths (for IMU inmates approved for no-contact visits) Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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