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 inmates. Class II operations at CRCC are as follows:
CI Food Service vertically integrates with CI's food factory production by serving CI produced foods accompanied by non-CI produced products. The centralization of purchasing and use of a statewide standard 4-week cycle menu has stabilized facility food service budgets. The 4-week cycle menu provides for nationally recommended allowances for basic nutrition, which are reviewed annually. In addition to serving daily meals, CI Food Service also utilizes idle time to repackage powdered milk, resulting in annual savings and additional training opportunities. While working for CI Food Service, inmate workers receive a full scope of food service skills and have the ability to earn ServSafe® food manager certification, a nationally recognized food safety certification. CI Food Service operates two shifts, seven days per week and employs 20 staff overseeing 166 inmate workers.
The textile factory processes 200 to 300 items of clothing a day which equates to an average of 60,000 items a year. Inmate workers manufacture various clothing items including sweatshirts, sweatpants, undergarments, other items such as towels and linens for inmate 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. Inmate 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 inmates and staff are trained in health and safety programs. This factory employs two civilian staff overseeing 80 inmates.
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. Inmate workers can earn Certificates of Proficiency in handling, packaging, operating or tending machines that prepare food products, and cleaning work area equipment. All inmates 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+ inmates 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. Inmate workers also produce towels, pillowcases, sheets and wash cloths. On average, 24,000 laundry bags are produced every year. Inmates 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 inmates and staff are trained in health and safety programs. This factory employs one civilian staff overseeing 15 inmates.
The laundry processes on average, 10,073 pounds of linen and clothing a day which equates to 2,337,028 pounds a year. Inmate workers can earn Certificates of Proficiency in various laundry skills. Inmates 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 inmates.