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Department of Corrections

RCW 72.02, 72.08, 72.09, 72.12, 72.13, 72.15

The Department of Corrections is responsible for a comprehensive system of corrections for adults committed to its jurisdiction by the judicial system. Corrections is one part of the state’s total criminal justice system. Its activities are largely influenced by actions of the courts, the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB), and sentencing laws. The agency’s mission is to increase public safety and it does so through empowering individuals to positively change their lives and successfully rehabilitate for re-entry to their local communities. To the extent allowed by law, Corrections applies the legal sanctions imposed by the state courts; supervises individuals sentenced to community supervision based on their level of risk; and manages re-entry programs and activities stressing personal responsibility and accountability of those sentenced to the state’s correctional system.

Agency Mission

The mission of the Department of Corrections is to improve public safety.
Request 2,443,397,000
Net change from current biennium 335,259,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 15.9% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
4,503,000 387,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 4,692,290 4,116,000 4,850,000
2,005,579,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 1,883,237,991 2,005,579,000 2,340,157,000
County Criminal Justice Assistance - State
4,588,000 WA Auto Theft Prevention Auth Acct - State 4,612,000 4,588,000 4,421,000
Ignition Interlock Device Revolving - State
State Toxics Control Account - State 371,861
Environ Legacy Stewardship Account - State
Data Processing Revolving Account - State
88,168,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 88,168,000 88,276,000
2,102,838,000 387,000 Total Appropriated Funds 1,892,914,143 2,102,451,000 2,437,704,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(372,000) Federal Seizure Account - Nonappropriated 186,956 372,000 372,000
(3,251,000) Cost of Supervision Account - Nonappropriated 3,226,911 3,251,000 3,257,000
(64,000) State Seizure Account - Nonappropriated 33,600 64,000 64,000
200,000 200,000 State Agency Ofc Relocat Pool Acct - Nonappropriated
(2,000,000) Correctional Industries Account - Nonappropriated 183,499,296 2,000,000 2,000,000
Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Nonappropriated 2,412,749
Institutional Stores Account - Nonappropriated 5,508,018
Vocational Ed Revolving-Corrections - Nonappropriated 15,809
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 1,025,411
Institutional Welfare/Betterment - Nonappropriated 5,823,280
200,000 (5,487,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 201,732,029 5,687,000 5,693,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
1,790,000 Char/Ed/Penal/Reform/Institutions - State 1,790,000 2,780,000
63,484,712 (3,940,288) State Building Construction Account - State 47,490,659 67,425,000 89,816,000
65,274,712 (3,940,288) Total Appropriated Funds 47,490,659 69,215,000 92,596,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 972,646,358 1,038,307,606 452,845,052 1,206,697,000 1,236,700,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
199,639,335 11.7% (413,644,701) (21.7%) 952,244,342 63.9%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 8,227.1 8,289.6 8,336.6 8,956.5 9,050.7