Coyote Ridge Corrections Center
P.O. Box 769
Connell, WA 99326
Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC) is located approximately 32 miles north of the Tri-Cities. It houses 2,468 minimum, medium and long-term minimum custody male offenders. Class II operations at CRCC are as follows:
The textile factory processes 200 to 300 items of clothing a day which equates to an average of 60,000 items a year. Offender workers manufacture various clothing items including sweatshirts, sweatpants, undergarments, other items such as towels and linens for offender use, work clothing and service uniforms for staff use. Every step in the process includes quality checks from raw material stage to finished goods, before they are packaged and shipped to our customers. Offender workers learn valuable skills in set up, operating or tending to machines that cut textiles, sewers, sewing machine mechanics, clerks, and quality control specialists and can earn Certificates of Proficiency in these areas. All offenders and staff are trained in health and safety programs. This factory employs two civilian staff overseeing 80 offenders.
The food factory processes kettle products such as soups, sauces, and stews, and hand held convenience foods such as burritos. Every month the factory produces over 9,200 gallons of sauces and stews, and an average of 167,000 burritos. Food produced is sold to the Department of Corrections, senior nutrition programs, school programs, and city and county jails. Offender workers can earn Certificates of Proficiency in handling, packaging, operating or tending machines that prepare food products, and cleaning work area equipment. All offenders and staff are trained in health and safety programs. The food factory operates two shifts employing five civilian staff, including an USDA Inspector on each shift, and 200+ offenders depending on business needs.
The mattress factory processes 5,000 to 6, 000 cotton core, foam core and innerspring mattresses a year, as well as approximately 5,400 pillows. Offender workers also produce towels, pillowcases, sheets and wash cloths. On average, 24,000 laundry bags are produced every year. Offenders can earn Certificates of Proficiency in set up, operating or tending to machines that cut textiles, operate sewing machines and perform related sewing operations. All offenders and staff are trained in health and safety programs. This factory employs one civilian staff overseeing 15 offenders.
The laundry processes on average, 10,073 pounds of linen and clothing a day which equates to 2,337,028 pounds a year. Offender workers can earn Certificates of Proficiency in various laundry skills. Offenders meeting specific criteria can be certified by the Association of Linen Management as Certified Washroom Technicians and/or Certified Laundry Managers. The laundry employs two civilian staff overseeing 28 offenders.