|Department Name||Washington State Department of Corrections|
|Currently Incarcerated Inmates||http://www.doc.wa.gov/information/inmate-search/default.aspx|
|Location||PO Box 41100, Olympia, WA 98504-1100|
|Phone Number||(360) 725-8213|
Did you know that before the 70s that Washington’s state did not have an agency to handle their prison structure? Did you know that this is one of the last states to get their own Department of Corrections? Yup, the Department of Corrections in Washington state was not formed until the 1970s. The Washington state was indeed one of the last states to implement their Department of Corrections.
This truly meant that Washington’s state did not have a concrete prison structure protocol before this time. This didn’t mean that they were a free for all state either, but it was not as efficient as it is today.
The reason why the Washington state finally decided to adopt a Department of Corrections because they felt it was time. It would not be until Daniel J. Evans agreed to push for getting the state a Department of Corrections. Because it just so happened that the way they were doing things was not working for what was going on in their correction side. It would take a few years to transition from the Department that handled their corrections to turn things over to the Department of Corrections. This was not an overnight occurrence.