Larch Corrections Center

The Larch Corrections Center is a minimum-custody prison for male inmates that is located in Yacolt, Washington. This facility opened in 1956 and is operated by the Washington State Department of Corrections. A maximum of 480 inmates can be housed at this prison.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The visiting hours at Larch Corrections Center are as follows:

Elkhorn Living Unit
Saturday and Sunday            See Visit Schedule
Monday and Friday                8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Silver Star Living Unit
Saturday and Sunday           See Visit Schedule
Monday and Friday               8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Each offender may have up to four approved visitors per visit. Visiting may be interrupted or cancelled due to facility needs. You can avoid making unnecessary trips or being turned away by going online or signing up to receive visit updates via Twitter at

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 thirty minutes before visits and may check in at the visitor entrance. For employee and visitor convenience, there is a light installed on the side of the visitation building facing the parking lot. 

The light will turn green when visitors can exit their vehicles and proceed to the visiting room for check-in. This will keep visitors from having to make trips down to wait during inclement weather. 

All visitors are required to park in the visitor’s parking lot outside of the LCC gates.

Visiting Check In Times:

8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

What to Bring to a Visit

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

  • Cash: The vending machines use “LCC vending machine debit cards” that can be purchased and reloaded. The visitor keeps the debit card and may use it on return visits. To purchase an initial debit card, a $5.00 bill is required. After the initial purchase the card can be reloaded with bills only in increments of 1’s, 5’s, 10’s, and 20’s. No cash is allowed in the visiting area. Any other money will be stored in a locker. 
  • 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: You must have one form of ID to visit with an inmate. 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

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. 
  • Shoes, sandals, flip flops, and boots must be in good repair, free of rips or tears.
  • High heels must be no more than three inches high from the heel of the visitor’s foot to the ground. 

Video Visits

Video visits are available at Larch 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. 

Video visitation takes place daily at the following times:

  • Morning 8:30 AM to 10:45 AM
  • Afternoon 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Evening 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Physical Address

Larch Corrections Center
15314 NE Dole Valley Road
Yacolt, WA 98675-9531

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number


Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate name and DOC number
Larch Corrections Center
15314 NE Dole Valley Road
Yacolt, WA 98675-9531

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 Larch 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 Larch Corrections Center:

Programs For Inmates

  • Adult Basic Education/General Education Development (GED)
  • Animal Socialization/Adoption Program
  • Sustainability in Prisons Project
  • Growth Programs
  • Arts for Healing
  • Cultural
  • Family Friendly
  • Re-entry Preparation
  • Religious/Spiritual
  • Research Based Programs
  • Strength in Families
  • Substance Abuse Treatment through Therapeutic Community
  • Thinking for a Change (Cognitive Behavioral Intervention)
  • Work & Vocational Programs
  • Community Work Crews
  • Department of Natural Resources Work Crews
  • Small Business Basics
  • Business Core
  • Supervisory Management
  • Sustainability Jobs
  • WasteWater Training and Certification

Strength in Families

The Strength in Families program features family-focused case management, supported access to community resources, and one-on-one assistance with education and employment goals. The goal is to promote public safety for all Washingtonians through stronger families and reduced recidivism.

Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP)

This program is the result of a partnership between the Washington State Department of Corrections and The Evergreen State College. The mission is to bring science and nature into prisons to help reduce the environmental, economic, and human costs of prisons by inspiring and informing sustainable practices. 

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Careers at Larch 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 Larch Corrections Center, click here.