Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

The Coyote Ridge Corrections Center is a minimum, medium, and long-term minimum custody prison for male inmates that is located in Connell, Washington. This facility can house a maximum of 2,468 inmates, and is managed by the Washington State Department of Corrections.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Washington State Department of Corrections welcomes visitors to Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, and they wish to provide a family friendly environment. Each inmate may have up to seven approved visitors per visit. General visiting hours are as follows:

Where                                         Days                                      Check In Time                                   Check Out Time 

In the Multipurpose                 Mondays and Fridays          5:30-7:00 PM                                     8:00 PM
Room at the Minimum            Saturdays and Sundays      Noon-6:30PM                                    7:30 PM
Security Unit (MSU) 

In the Visitation Room             Mondays and Fridays          Noon-6:30 PM                                   7:30PM
at the Medium Security           Saturdays and Sundays       Noon-6:30 PM                                  7:30 PM
Complex (MSC)                        visitation will alternate for
                                                    MI3 and Medium Units 

***There will be no visitor processing between 1:40-2:10, 3:30-5:00 and during the last hour of visitation. 

Visiting may be interrupted or cancelled due to facility needs. Visitors may avoid making unnecessary trips or being turned away by going online or signing up to receive visit updates via Twitter at

Camas & Sage Living Units 

Sunday               See Visit Schedule
Monday              5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday                  5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday            See Visit Schedule

Living Units F, G, H, I

Sunday              See Visit Schedule
Monday             12:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday                 12:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday            See Visit Schedule

Living Units B, C, D, E

Sunday               See Visit Schedule
Monday              12:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday                  12:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday             See Visit Schedule

Applying for Visitation

Visitors must have submitted a visitor’s application, be approved, and added to the incarcerated individual’s visitor list before visiting. To start the approval process, fill out the online application. A separate application form is needed for visitors under the age of 18. Minors under 18 years of age may visit with a parent/guardian or an approved escort only. 

Visitor Check-In

Visitors are welcome to arrive in Public Access 10 minutes before visits and will check in at the visitor entrance.  MSC visitors may arrive on grounds and park in the designated visitor parking lot no sooner than 11:30am. 

Visitors should remain in their vehicles until 11:50am at which time visitors may enter Public Access and pull a ticket from the ticket machine located on the desk. Visitors will be called for processing as the number comes up. 

For the safety of all visitors they ask that visitors do not run or walk through the gravel and to please be courteous and respectful of others. MSU visitors will park in the designated area (graveled turnout off the right side to the road near the coyote statue) and check in at the desk in the outer foyer/lobby area of the MultiPurpose Room. 

Visitors should inform visit personnel in advance when difficult news will be shared during a visit. Visit personnel will attempt to make a suitable seating arrangement for the visit.

What to Bring to a Visit

Visitors may bring the following items in a clear plastic coin purse or bag: 

  • Cash

During visitation, money or vending machine debit cards may be used for vending machine purchases by visitors.

MSC (Medium Security Complex) – No incarcerated individuals are allowed to go to the machines. MSU (Minimum Security Unit) – Incarcerated individuals may use machines. 

At facilities where cash is required for vending machine purchases, visitors will be allowed $20.00 in change or bills in denominations of $5.00 or less and may also bring an additional $20.00 for the incarcerated individual. 

At facilities with debit vending machines, visitors will be allowed a vending machine debit card. The debit card limit is $40.00, based on vendor resources. Visitors will need a $5 dollar bill to purchase the card, the machine will not take any other bill when purchasing the cards. After the card has been purchased, they may put any denomination of bill onto the card, up to the $40.00 limit. 

  • Keys

Drivers may keep one car key and/or remote on a single ring key chain. The keys will be secured in a locker at Public Access prior to visiting. 

  • ID

Visitors are allowed to have one form of ID in the visiting area. Visitors who are 18 years of age and older must present identification (ID) that is valid with a current photo (e.g., driver’s license or state ID card, passport, military or government ID, tribal ID, alien registration). 

  • Medical 

Visitors are allowed medications or medical equipment that is needed during the visiting period, if proof of prescription or medically authorized need is provided. Prescription medication must be in the original container and only in the limited amount needed during the visit. 

  • Small comb or brush
  • Two pairs of eyeglasses, including one pair of reading glasses, or non-reflective sunglasses for facilities allowing outside visits. 

The following items are allowed for infants and toddlers and must be stored in a clear plastic bag or container: 

  • Two, empty, clear plastic bottles that can be filled with water, juice, milk, or formula 
  • One, plastic, Tupperware-type child’s cup with lid 
  • Two, unopened, plastic containers of formula, juice, or other infant-specific fluids (e.g., Pedialyte). Breast milk may be allowed if it is in a clear plastic bottle that employees are able to inspect 
  • Two, unopened, plastic containers of baby/snack food in their original packaging with one plastic baby spoon 
  • Two bibs 
  • Two pacifiers or teething objects 
  • One non-quilted child’s blanket 
  • One change of baby clothing 
  • One disposable diaper per hour of the visit 
  • Baby wipes that have been transferred to a zip lock plastic bag before the visit

Dress Code

Dress standards are necessary to ensure the safety and security of all individuals and promote a positive environment. Visitors should wear clothing that is conservative in nature in order to maintain a respectful visiting environment and ensure processing time is kept to a minimum. 

The following guidelines apply to visitors 8 years of age and older:

  • Children must wear clothing that will not reveal underwear when they crawl, spin, etc. Shorts under dresses may be appropriate. 
  • Clothing will be free of reference to obscenity, alcohol, drugs, Security Threat Group (STG), violence, or sex in any form. 
  • All clothing must be clean and in good repair without rips or tears. 
  • Appropriate undergarments are required and will not be visible. 
  • Clothing will not reveal breasts or expose undergarments, cleavage, stomach/midriff, or bare chest or back, including when arms are raised. 
  • Sheer/transparent clothing is not allowed unless clothing worn beneath is not transparent and no undergarments (e.g., bra, underwear) are visible. 
  • Tactical and cargo pants are not allowed but carpenter pants are acceptable. 
  • Sagging of pants is not allowed. 
  • Camouflage, even in small decorative patches or lettering, and bibbed attire may not be worn. Outer garment shirts must have sleeves. Sleeveless garments must be worn with a sleeved outer garment for the duration of the visit. Cap sleeves are acceptable as an outer garment.
  • Sweaters, blazers, and sweatshirts are permitted. 
  • Hooded garments are not allowed in the visit area. 
  • Shorts, dresses, skirts, capris, skorts, and slits in clothing must reach the top of the kneecap when standing. 
  • Items that protect against rain and other inclement weather (e.g., umbrella, hat, raincoat, ski jacket, top coat) are not permitted in the visit room.
  • Shoes, sandals, flip flops, and boots must be in good repair, free of rips or tears. o Fur on the outside of the boot/shoe or steel-toed footwear is not allowed. Boots with fleece or sheepskin lining (e.g., Uggs) are permitted. 
  • High heels must be no more than three inches high from the heel of the visitor’s foot to the ground. 
  • Leggings/jeggings may only be worn under outer garments that must be mid-thigh or longer, front and back, when standing.

Video Visits

Video visits are available at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center. You must be on your loved one’s approved visit list to participate. To register, contact JPAY at (866) 333-5729 or Each video visit lasts 30 minutes and costs $12.95. 

Where                                     Days                        Check In Time                    Check Out Time 

Living Unit Dayrooms           Daily                        7:00 AM                              9:00 PM 

Family Friendly Events

Coyote Ridge Corrections Center hosts many family friendly events. These events may change the regularly scheduled visiting hours. Please refer to the CRCC Family Friendly Events Calendar for information regarding upcoming scheduled events.

Physical Address

Coyote Ridge Corrections Center
1301 N Ephrata Ave
Connell, WA 99326

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General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center
P.O. Box 769
Connell, WA 99326

All inmate mail is inspected by staff. Unauthorized materials (contraband) found in mail will be rejected. Books, newspapers, and magazines must be mailed directly to your inmate by the publisher, publication supplier, or bookstore. 

Email and videograms are available through JPAY. To register, please contact JPAY at (866) 333-5729 or visit

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call an inmate at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Washington, please click here.

How to Send Money

The Department of Corrections (DOC) provides the following three options to send money to your inmate at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center:

Programs For Inmates

  • Academic & Partnership Programs
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Dog Training & Adoption Program
  • Inside Outside Dads
  • Religious Activities
  • Sustainability in Prisons Project
  • Research Based Programs
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Work & Vocational Programs
  • Auto Repair
  • Building Maintenance
  • Community Work Crews
  • Correctional Industries (CI) employs offenders in their Laundry Operation, Textiles Factory, Pillow/Mattress Factory, Food Factory and Pheasant Farm
  • Food Service
  • Groundskeepers
  • HVAC
  • Information Technology
  • Janitorial
  • Job Search
  • Motor Pool
  • Welding

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Careers at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

If you are interested in a career with the Washington State Department of Corrections and would like more information about job listings at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, click here.