Budget Announcement

Budget Announcement

The Washington State legislature has not yet approved state operating and capital budgets for the 2015-17 biennium, which begins July 1st. If the Legislature does not enact budgets by June 30th, state agencies will have to implement full or partial shutdowns.

While we still expect the budgets to be approved by June 30th, the Department of Corrections has been working with the state Office of Financial Management to develop contingency plans. See a summary of all state agency plans and related information.

In the unlikely event that a shutdown is necessary, Correctional Industries will have limited workers which may cause a delay in manufacturing and effect delivery times for customer orders. Those operations/services which may be impacted are listed below:

  • Furniture – delayed manufacturing, delivery, and installation
  • Textiles – delayed production and delivery
  • Print/Communication – delayed production and delivery
  • Food – no impact at this time