Members of the public can find inmates at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Wash., by inputting a name or Department of Corrections number on the agency's website. Another option involves calling the department's phone number, (360)725-8213, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday, as of October 2014.
Information available to the general public includes the name, DOC number and facility of the incarcerated individual. By calling the Washington Department of Corrections, interested individuals can access additional data, such as age, date of birth, race, date of release, supervision conditions and parole date.
Washington instructs members of the public to search the national sex-offender registry to locate sex offenders. The Victim Information and Notification Everyday service lets victims of crimes receive updates 24 hours a day regarding cases and custody changes for criminals. Concerned citizens can register by phone, email or TTY device.
The Washington Corrections Center opened in 1964 and has an operating capacity of 1,268 offenders in the state's correctional system. The facility is a medium, close and maximum security prison with rehabilitation programs such as adult basic education, general education diploma, vehicle maintenance, groundskeeping, computer basics and the transitional offender program. Visitors must fill out an application before seeing inmates. A notarized form and original birth certificates are required for inmate children to visit a parent or guardian at the facility.