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

State Prison

Last Updated: May 14, 2022
1313 N 13th Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362

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

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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WA DOC - Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) - West 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 - West 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.

WSP - West Complex is a maximum, close, medium & minimum custody level state prison for adult males operated by the WA DOC located in Walla Walla. WSP 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.

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.


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

  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Work & Vocational Programs

  • Correctional Industries Jobs:

    • License Plates
    • Metal Shop
    • Laundry
    • Field Crops
    • Recycle
    • Transportation/Warehouse

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

Inmate Locator

WA DOC - Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) - West 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.

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.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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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 - West Complex - Visitation

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.

West Complex (WC)
Delta, Echo, Fox, Golf
South Complex (SC)
BAR Units (Baker, Adams, Rainier), Victor, William
*WC living units rotate days of availability. See WSP Visit Schedule Details for which living units are accepting visitors on a given day.
Sunday: 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
Monday: 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
Tuesday: 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
Wednesday: 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
Thursday: 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
Friday: 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
Saturday: 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 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

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