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

State Prison

Last Updated: March 13, 2024
1313 N 13th Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362

WSP-East 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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Located at 1313 N 13th Ave in Walla Walla, WA, WSP-East carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. WSP-East 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 Washington State Penitentiary is commonly known as "the Walls" among inmates and "The Penn" to locals, is a maximum, close, medium, and minimum security prison located in Walla Walla, WA. With a capacity of 2,200, it stands as the state's second-largest prison, surrounded by wheat fields, and was established 133 years ago in 1886. Notable inmates and former inmates include Kenneth Bianchi, David Lewis Rice, Colton Harris-Moore, Robert Lee Yates, and Gary Ridgway.

Formerly the site of Washington State's death row, the prison saw executions carried out via lethal injection and hanging until the state's death penalty statute was ruled unconstitutional in 2018. Academic and vocational programs at WSP encompass various fields such as auto body, information technology, welding, and substance abuse treatment.

Community involvement plays a significant role in WSP's rehabilitation efforts, with volunteers contributing to religious programs, support group meetings, and assistance for veterans and offender families. Additionally, guest sports teams, choirs, and speakers host programs for inmates, aiding in their reintegration into society.

The prison actively supports local community initiatives, including Habitat for Humanity, a Canine Training Program, and the STAR Project. The Family Advisory Committee at WSP collaborates to strengthen family bonds and facilitate successful reentry into the community.

Inmates and their families are supported through various means, including assistance with lodging costs for visitations. The prison's rich history, coupled with its comprehensive programs and community involvement, underscores its commitment to inmate rehabilitation and community partnership.

Inmate Locator

WSP-East 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 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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