Larch Corrections Center (LCC) is located approximately twenty (20) miles northeast of Vancouver, Washington, on a relatively remote 40-acre site in Clark County.
The Department of Natural Resources also maintains a facility on the site. Larch Corrections Center maintains an all-male minimum custody population of 400 offenders. Housing consists of two, two-story living units housing 200 offenders per unit. All offenders housed at Larch Corrections Center must have four years or less remaining on their sentence and must be assigned minimum MI2 custody status. Larch offenders are required to program a minimum of 30 hours per week.
Medical services at Larch Corrections Center are provided by a full-time Physician Assistant. Dental and optical services, as well as specialty referrals for laboratory and X-ray services, are furnished by contract providers in the local community when appropriate.
Larch Corrections Center has two, full-time Recreation Specialists. Organized athletic contests are regularly scheduled and organized activities with community groups are encouraged. The Recreation Program offers a wide variety of activities such as softball, basketball, indoor and outdoor soccer, volleyball, pool, racquetball, handball, horseshoes, table tennis, badminton, weightlifting, running and field events, etc. The program provides a game room and a hobby shop. The facility's Recreation Program includes a Total Fitness Program and cardiovascular fitness training. In addition, an extensive variety of paperback books are available in the facility library. The institution provides a limited legal/law library which supplies some basic materials needed for legal work.
Larch Corrections Center has a full-time staff Chaplain who conducts or supervises religious programs and activities for offenders of all religious denominations. Also, through the facility's Community Partnership Program, approximately 50 volunteers regularly visit the facility to provide religious, recreational, and educational services to offenders.
Programming: Clark College provides Adult Basic Education, courses in interpersonal skills, workplace safety, and computer basics, and offender change courses including Anger/Stress Management, Victim Awareness, Family Dynamics, and Community Transition. Vocational training in Computer Applications and Custodial Technician I and II is also provided. Larch Corrections Center's Maintenance Department, in partnership with Clark College, provides support, materials, and testing for offenders who qualify to study for Wastewater Treatment Operator licensing.
Larch Corrections Center offers a long-term, inpatient chemical dependency program within a therapeutic community where offenders address chemical addiction and dependency, criminal behavior, and errors in thinking. Part of this program includes Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), a step-by-step treatment strategy designed to enhance self-image, promote growth of a positive identity and facilitate the development of higher stages of moral reasoning. In addition, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous programs are available at Larch Corrections Center.
Approximately 110 Larch offenders are assigned to work crews supervised by Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff. The DNR offender work crews perform general forestry-related work such as fire suppression, maintaining recreation sites/trails, tree planting, and pre-commercial thinning. The DNR crews also complete projects for other government entities through interagency agreements. Also, two, 10-man community service crews, under the supervision of facility custody staff, work off-site on projects for non-profit organizations and public agencies thereby saving those agencies many dollars.
The remainder of the offender population are assigned various institution jobs such as food service, janitorial, building construction and maintenance, grounds maintenance, recreation clerks, and school aides.
Larch is about 45 minutes from Vancouver, there are soo many hotels and motels in Vancouver, most of the ones I found were 45 minutes to an hour away. Here is one I found that was closer about 10 miles away.
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Price: $48.00 - $52.65
Larch Corrections Center 15314 N.E. Dole Valley Road, Yacolt, WA 98675 (360) 260-6300 Via - I-5/Vancouver
Follow I-5 south toward Vancouver. At the I-5 / I-205 split, follow I-205 south. Take the Padden Expressway (exit 32). Drive EAST. (left turn at the foot of the exit ramp onto Padden Expressway). The expressway becomes NE Ward Road. Follow NE Ward Road as it curves to the NORTH. Turn right on NE 139th Street. You will reach a stop sign on NE 212 th Avenue. Continue straight at the intersection. Continue up the hill on NE 139th Street, which becomes Rawson road as the road curves to the left. Stay to the left at any side roads (without gates). The paved road climbs the hill and levels off at a four-way intersection. Turn left. The road descends to LCC, which sits near the road on your left and will be visible