The Whatcom County jail is located at 2030 Division St in Bellingham Washington. Bail is allowed to be posted 24 hours a day via the Jail lobby desk which is open from 9 to 12 AM, and then from 1 AM to 4:30 PM. The Whatcom County jail is a minimum to medium security facility that aims at teaching its inmates valuable lessons about life and avoiding choices that impede individual progress.
The Whatcom County Jail website has a full roster of inmates that allows family members, friends, and victims of the convicted to track and locate the incarcerated individual. The roster on the Whatcom County jail website does not list the names of all the inmates and their location within the facility as other jails do, but instead, it offers a directory that requires the user to type in the name of the incarcerated individual.
The visiting rules and hours of the Whatcom County jail are fairly generic for most minimum security prisons. Each inmate is allowed one, one-hour visit per week; adult visitors must present a current picture ID to visit the incarcerated individual. All people who enter the jail are subject to search, and visiting is not permitted between individuals when he or she is placed on a no-contact list. Visiting hours work in correspondence to the inmate’s housing assignment; the location of a particular inmate can be found using the jail roster. Due to budgetary cuts, the visiting hours of Whatcom County Jail have been altered to the following:
Saturday: 8:00-11:00 A.M.: 1st and 3rd floor–woman’s floors
1:00-4:00 P.M.: Second Floor unites 2A, 2B, and 2C
Sunday: 8:00-11:00 A.M: Third Floor and 1st Floor, All women
1:00-4:00 P.M.: Second Floor 2D, 2E and 2F
Located at 1016 North 4th Avenue in Pasco, Washington
the Franklin County jail is a medium security correctional facility, that
through various educational and treatment programs, aims to rehabilitate it’s
300 inmates. The Franklin County jail is comprised of 6 separates housing units
that contain various security levels. Although the majority of inmates within
the Franklin County jail are graded as “non-threatening” they are
still under constant surveillance from the nearly 75 correctional officers
more freedoms when compared to inmates in a maximum or federal prison. Inmates
typically bunk with “compatible” individuals–compatible in this
sense means that the individuals share similar histories and both pose
non-combative or conflicting characteristics. The Franklin County Jail works in
conjunction with the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, which is located in the
same facility, and is open from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.
Every 24 hours, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office releases a list of all
current inmates that are confined on the premises, in addition to a full list
of all those individuals who were booked and released within a 72 hour period.
The directors also lists the charges, the age of the individual, his/her race,
and their date of birth.
officer is also listed, and the location within the Franklin County Jail is
documented. This detailed directory allows individuals related to the convicted
person to pinpoint his location for corresponding visiting hours, and to take
note of any transfers or cell changes.