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Washington State Penitentiary

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Washington State Penitentiary (WSP) is a 2500 bed facility for high and medium custody men. It is located just outside the city, farms and vineyards of Walla Walla.  Four separate facilities exist within the institution, each of which houses a different custody level of offender. WSP is currently engaged in major facility construction; replacing old facilities with newer high custody housing units. This construction also includes building a new stand alone health care building with inpatient and outpatient medical and mental health care and a six chair dental operatory.

There are 70 Health Services employees providing outpatient and inpatient medical, dental and mental health care at WSP.  The facility and the health care staff enjoy great support because the program’s operation is stable and well regarded in the surrounding health community.     Health care providers really have the opportunity to know and work with their patients over the long term to achieve health care goals. 

Walla Walla is known for its world-class wineries. With more than 100 wineries representing a wide range of varieties, it doesn’t take long to see why. It is also known for its agriculture producing wheat, asparagus, strawberries and the famous Walla Walla Sweet Onion. For more information visit,