Teamsters at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla supervise many of the state's most dangerous offenders. They work 24/7, 365 days a year keeping us safe. This month we look at a some WSP members who are doing great things inside and out of the 'Pen. View more facilities here.


Assaulted Teamster at the Washington State Penitentiary Opens Up About Her PTSD

On the morning of June 14, 2014, Tammy Kimball’s life changed forever. She arrived at work in the wee hours of the morning as she did every day. Tammy works as an AC Cook at the Washington State Penitentiary where she supervises inmates working in the kitchen.  READ MORE


Union Solidarity Night Brings Together DOC Members in Walla Walla

Working long hours in a correctional institution can often create a sense of isolation from your community. When correctional officer Jared Friedrichs of the Washington State Penitentiary heard that union leaders in Southeast Washington were planning a union solidarity night at the Walla Walla Sweets, he knew this was the perfect opportunity to bring his co-workers together. READ MORE


Q&A: WSP Member Running for Walla Walla County Commissioner

Jared Frerichs is a military veteran and CO2 at the Washington State Penitentiary. He is also running for Walla Walla County Commissioner. Earlier this week Jared finished second in his primary, therefore advancing to the November 8 general election. We caught up with Jared to ask about his campaign and his message to Walla Walla County voters. READ MORE


Officer John McDonald aka Big Mac Holds Down the Gatehouse at WSP

One of the longstanding keepers of the gatehouse at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla is Officer John McDonald, a.k.a. Big Mac. READ MORE


Thank you to our excellent team of DOC Nurses at WSP and across the state!

Thank you to the outstanding team of DOC nurses and other medical staff at WSP and across the state. Medical staff at our state’s prisons face the stressful and challenging task of providing health care services to convicted felons. Just like DOC custody staff, they put their lives on the line every day to serve the public. READ MORE