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Contact the SCC

General Correspondence

Special Commitment Center
PO Box 88450
Steilacoom, Washington 98388
E-mail:  SCCAdmin@dshs.wa.gov


Media Contact

John Wiley (509) 363-4797
Office of Communications
E-mail: wileyjk@dshs.wa.gov


Service Issues

  • Facillities, Utilities and Marine Services
    Contact the Chief of Operations at (253) 617-6303
  • Residential and Security Services
    Contact the Chief of Residential & Security at (253) 589-6219
  • Administrative and Medical Services
    Contact the Administrative Services Chief at (253) 583-5930
  • Sex Offender Treatment and Clinical Services
    Contact the Clinical Director at (253) 589-6200

Resident Medical Emergency Information

Federal HIPPA laws prevent SCC from arbitrarily releasing information about the health of a resident of this facility. If a resident has identified you in writing, at the health clinic, as an authorized recipient of their health care information, you will be promptly contacted by phone and informed of that person’s health condition should an emergency occur.


Mail and Packages

General Rules.  The Special Commitment Center exercises strict guidelines pertaining to any material sent or received by a resident. Any received item which is not allowed under policy will be destroyed, returned to sender, or mailed at the resident’s expense to an address outside the facility. For more information, see:

  • Policy 202, Resident Postage, Packages, Mail & Internal Distribution
  • Policy 230, Resident Room Standards

Allowable Property.  Allowable resident personal property is controlled to ensure accountability and to maintain a safe, sanitary, and orderly environment. If an item does not appear on the Master Property List, Religious Property Allowances, or approved through similar policies, it is not allowed without special permission. For more information, see:

Addressing mail and packages to a resident at SCC and SCTF Facilities on McNeil Island.

Address requirements are listed below.

  • General correspondence
    You MUST include:
    Resident legal first name (or initial) and last name
    Special Commitment Center
    PO Box 88600
    Steilacoom, WA  98388
  • Pre-approved packages shipped UPS or Fed Ex
    You MUST include:
    Resident legal first name (or initial) and last name
    Special Commitment Center
    SCC Commissary Warehouse Bldg #11-B
    9601 Steilacoom Blvd
    Lakewood WA 98498

Pre-approved packages shipped United States Postal Service (USPS):
Resident legal first name (or initial) and last name
Special Commitment Center
PO Box 88600
Steilacoom, WA  98388

Addressing mail and packages to a resident at Secure Community Transition Facility in King County:

  • Resident legal first name (or initial) and last name
    King County Secure Community Transition Center
    132 Spokane St.
    Seattle WA, 98134-2221

Pre-approval for packages and gifts. Except for family photo-media:

  • Gifts and property from a resident’s family must be (1) pre-approved; (2) purchased from an authorized vendor, and (3) shipped directly from the vendor.
  • Packages not pre-approved will be rejected at the mailroom and returned to sender or disposed of at the resident’s discretion. Contact the resident you wish to send the package to and discuss the preapproval process. See Approved Vendor List.