Monroe Correctional Complex

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In-Depth: Washington Inmates Turn To Meditation

Inmates at Monroe’s Correctional Complex are turning to mediation to refocus

CBS Seattle–04/24/2014

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Report: Inmate May Have Died Long Before Discovery

It may have taken prison officers more than 37 hours to discover a Washington state inmate was dead in his cell, despite routine checks, according to records.

CBS Seattle–12/30/2013

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Mentally Ill Convict Transferred To Monroe Prison

A man who killed six people in a 2008 shooting rampage in Skagit County, including a sheriff’s deputy, has been transferred from Western State Hospital to a unit of a state prison at Monroe for mentally ill inmates.


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Inmate Escapes From Monroe Prison

An inmate with three months left to serve on his sentence escaped from the minimum security unit at the Monroe Correctional Complex, the state Department of Corrections said.

CBS Seattle–11/08/2012

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Bobcat Beaks In, Then Out Of Prison

SEATTLE (AP) — Security is tight at the Monroe Corrections Complex to keep 2,400 Washington state prisoners locked up, but it couldn’t stop a bobcat from breaking in. Officers on a perimeter fence check apparently […]


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Bobcat Breaks Into Washington State Prison

A bobcat has been shot with a tranquilizer gun after it broke into a Washington state prison through a razor-wire fence and climbed on a roof.