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Department of Corrections

RCW 72.01, 72.02, 72.04A, 72.09, 72.10, 72.11, 72.60, 72.62, 72.63, 72.64, 72.65, 72.66, 72.68, 72.70, 72.72, 72.74, 72.76, 72.78, 72.98

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 improve public safety by positively changing lives. Corrections prepares incarcerated individuals for reentry by providing basic health care services, education, programming, work training and experience and other resources to assist in safe and successful transition to the community. 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

To improve public safety by positively changing lives.
Request 2,469,093,000
Net change from current biennium 22,642,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 0.93% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
26,466,000 23,848,000 General Fund - Federal 3,570,939 2,618,000 3,100,000
2,347,839,000 General Fund - State 2,036,761,289 2,347,839,000 2,363,091,000
(85,622,000) State Building Construction Account - State 85,622,000 94,471,000
4,679,000 WA Auto Theft Prevention Auth Acct - State 4,558,729 4,679,000 2,767,000
State Toxics Control Account - State
88,276,000 88,276,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 88,168,000
2,467,260,000 26,502,000 Total Appropriated Funds 2,133,058,957 2,440,758,000 2,463,429,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(372,000) Federal Seizure Account - Nonappropriated 280,204 372,000 372,000
(3,257,000) Cost of Supervision Account - Nonappropriated 3,253,347 3,257,000 3,228,000
(64,000) State Seizure Account - Nonappropriated 7,484 64,000 64,000
1,170,000 1,170,000 State Agency Ofc Relocat Pool Acct - Nonappropriated
(2,000,000) Correctional Industries Account - Nonappropriated 199,708,961 2,000,000 2,000,000
Institutional Stores Account - Nonappropriated 124,536
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 1,145,298
Institutional Welfare/Betterment - Nonappropriated 7,750,151
1,170,000 (4,523,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 212,269,982 5,693,000 5,664,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
2,780,000 2,780,000 Char/Ed/Penal/Reform/Institutions - State 10,000
84,720,885 84,720,885 State Building Construction Account - State 40,202,173
87,500,885 87,500,885 Total Appropriated Funds 40,212,173

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 1,100,292,386 1,188,408,071 490,692,800 1,182,332,000 1,192,290,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
236,587,243 12.4% (459,499,121) (21.5%) 695,521,129 41.4%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 8,384.6 8,603.7 8,625.4 9,036.5 9,243.7