State Prisons in washington

Clicking on any of the Washington facilities below will direct you to an information page with Inmate Search, Visitation, Mail, Phone, Email, Most Wanted and FAQ for families and friends.


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Washington Department of Corrections - Prisons & Inmate Search

The state of Washington maintains their own state prison system; 11 correctional facilities which consist of every security level; maximum, medium, and minimum, and 13 re-entry facilities that focus on sober living, and halfway houses that prepare inmates for life outside of prison.

The Washington Department of Corrections is where offenders are sent that have been convicted of felony crimes of murder, rape, assault, serious thefts and drug related offenses. These are offenses of at least one year, and all the way up to life imprisonment. Washington also has a death row with eight people waiting to be executed, however since 2014 there has been a moratorium on executions.

Go here for full instructions on using the Washington Department of Corrections Inmate Search, as well as for the Bureau of Prisons inmates and ICE detainees

The Washington Division of Children, Youth & Families oversees 3 secure residential centers, and 8 community facilities for juvenile offenders who have been convicted of crimes and sentenced to detention, or are awaiting their court dates.

To search for an inmate or juvenile offender, or learn how to communicate with an inmate in the Washington Department of Corrections or Division of Children, Youth & Families, start by choosing from the list of facilities below.

Each prison you click on below will provide specific, detailed information about the facility's: 

  • inmate search,
  • location,
  • contact information,
  • directions,
  • inmate visitation,
  • mail,
  • phone accounts,
  • money accounts,
  • commissary,
  • texting and emailing where available, and
  • inmate tablet rental where available.