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Pierce County Jail

Pierce County Jail

The Pierce County jail is located at 910 Tacoma Ave (on the south side) Tacoma, Washington. The Pierce County jail is a medium/maximum facility that consists of two separate facilities: the New Jail and the Main Jail. In total, the Pierce County Jail confines over 1,300 inmates. 
The Pierce County correctional facility, because of it’s size, is a highly organized prison that groups inmates based on the individuals crime, his/her history, and their overall behavior. Although the jail is classified as a medium/maximum correctional facility it groups individuals based on eight different categories: Level 1 is the highest security in the Pierce County jail, level 2 is close custody, level 3 is high/medium security, level 4 contains medium security measures, level 5 medium pre-sentence, and levels 6-8 are where the well-behaved or non-violent inmates are kept. 
Each inmate in the Pierce County Jail has the opportunity to move out of a certain level through review of their classification assignment. These reviews will evaluate the individuals’ history as well as his/her propensity to start trouble. The initial classification of an inmate occurs within the first six hours of booking.
The Pierce County jail website is incredibly expansive, in regards to pertinent information concerning the facility’s daily operation. The website also contains a Pierce County jail roster which can aid a loved one in finding the exact location within the jail of an incarcerated individual. 
The Pierce County jail roster enables a person to know who is in the facility and the length of their respective sentence. The Pierce County jail roster is not only a help to the loved of one’s of incarcerated individuals, but also to the victims and others involved in the criminal act. The Pierce County jail roster is especially valuable for victims of domestic violence.

Snohomish County Jail

Snohomish County Jail

The Snohomish County jail aims to serve the community and the criminal justice system by providing the area with safe, humane, secure, and cost effective detention in accordance with the state’s constitutional guidelines. The Snohomish county jail and the Snohomish Sheriff’s office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Avenue in Everett, Washington. In addition to housing inmates, the Snohomish County jail aims to rehabilitate their trouble and facilitate their reentry into the community. 
The correctional facility does this by offering numerous programs, both for the incarcerated individual, ad his/her family. The correctional officers and employees of the jail also offers  incarcerated individuals medical services, commissary accounts, and educational programs that provide classes designed to further an incarcerated individuals knowledge in religion, treatment methods, and other educational topics.
The Snohomish County Jail has a classification unit, in regards to confining areas, which are designed to specifically classify inmates and separate those individuals who present a risk to other inmates. The majority of inmates at the Snohomish County jail are respectful and well behaved, thus creating a greater need to separate those individuals who are not fit for society from the general prison population. 
The classification is determined by assessing the offense that the inmate committed, his history, his overall behavior, and the history of escape attempts. All of these factors are used to determine the appropriate housing of inmates, particularly, what inmates are compatible to be housed together. All pertinent information concerning an inmate’s rights, visitation hours, an inmate roster, and anything else pertaining to the correctional facility can be found at the website of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s office.

Whatcom County Jail

Whatcom County Jail

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

Cowlitz County Jail

Cowlitz County Jail

Cowlitz County Jail is located at 1935 1st Avenue in Longview, Washington. The Cowlitz County jail is a relatively small facility that houses many non-violent criminals who have repeatedly failed to exhibit moral behavior in society. The majority of inmates within the confines of the Cowlitz rehabilitation facility were found guilty of drug use or drug possession. 
As a result, the Cowlitz County jail works closely with the city’s drug courts and numerous drug programs which are created to educate individuals towards the dangers and legal consequences of drug use. The Cowlitz County jail houses roughly 150 inmates at a time, although this number fluctuates as a result of the constant traffic between the facility and others within the area. A full roster of inmates can be found online, at the Cowlitz County jail website. The roster includes all the active inmates, their respective locations within the facility, the date of their incarceration, and a list of all their charges.
The Cowlitz County jail contains 8 specific cell blocks. Labeled A through H, the cell blocks each contain roughly 20 inmates. As a result of the minimal security level, the majority of inmates are allowed to interact with each other, and most of them have cellmates. With the increased interaction however, comes increased security. 
The inmates are under constant patrol and monitoring from remote locations as well as patrolling security officers. The goal of Cowlitz county jail is not to simply confine wrongdoers, but to rehabilitate them, so their re-entry into society is streamlined.

Clark County Jail

Clark County Jail

Clark County Jail is located on 707 West 13th Street in Vancouver, Washington. The Clark County jail currently has a population of 714 inmates. The correctional facility is a low to medium security jail. As a result of its security level, the majority of inmates are convicted of non-violent crimes, or petty crimes that do not pose considerable threats to society. 
As a result, the average length of stay is just under 15 months for the individuals incarcerated in Clark County jail. The Clark County jail has a medical unit which is considered one of the best in the state. The medical services center provides aid to individuals confined in the main jail, the jail work center, and those in custody in the Juvenile Detention facilities.
Although the facility experiences minimal problems in terms of violence, and attempted escapes, the Clark County jail experienced a severe budget deficit in late 2009. The financial problems resulted in two rounds of departmental budget cuts resulting in the closure of the “H” cell block. The prison lost 36 staff positions, and over 200 prison beds. As a result, the prison is susceptible to overcrowding and constantly transports inmates in and out of the facility.
The Clark County Jail has a total of 6 pods or cell blocks. The D, E, and F cell blocks are located near the Medical Unit and possess visiting hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. These are the pods located in the main jail; the other pods are stacked or organized within the Jail Work Center and the work release portion of the prison.

Kitsap County Jail

Kitsap County Jail

The Kitsap County jail is located at 505 Bay Street in Port Orchard, Washington. The facility is a minimum to medium security facility and typically holds 200 to 250 inmates.The typical inmate at Kitsap County jail is charged with multiple misdemeanors or non-violent crimes. 
As a result of the non-violent nature or history of most of the inmates, the interaction between incarcerated individuals within the Kitsap County jail is typically permissible when compared to other institutions within the state. Most of the cells within the Kitsap County jail possess two beds, enabling multiple inmates to share a cell. 
Inmates are allowed to roam the premises for multiple hours a day, play cards, weight train, and watch television. Although the Kitsap County jail is more lax in terms of security measures than other rehabilitation centers it still aims to fully rehabilitate its inmates and teach them life lessons to advance progression within their lives.
A Kitsap County jail roster, which offers the names of all inmates to the public, is available on the prison and Sheriff’s website. The Kitsap County jail roster allows a loved one, fried, or victim associated with the inmate to view the booking date, the location, and the name of all incarcerated individuals within the facility. In addition, the Kitsap County jail roster lists the expected amount of bail, the people released over a period of 24 hours, and bookings that took place over the past 72 hours.

Thurston County Jail

Thurston County Jail

The Thurston County jail is located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive in Southwest Olympia, Washington. Visiting hours for incarcerated individuals within the Thurston County jail are only permissible on the weekends. The schedule is broken down based on the spelling of the inmate’s last name–Letters A-K is allowed to be visited Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 and Sunday afternoon, from 2:30-4:30. 
The schedule is flipped for those individuals whose last name starts with L-Z. Only two people are allowed to visit an inmate each visiting day–this rule does not apply to family members, for two related adults and the inmate’s children are allowed to visit the inmate.
The online roster of those in-custody contains either a directory, where a person can search for an inmate or a full listing of all those incarcerated. The full listing is frequently updated, and lists all of those individuals currently confined in the Thurston County jail. 
When you click on an inmate’s name you will see the inmate’s listed bail, his/her charge, the court where it is being reviewed, and the cause number. This thorough directory enables a loved one, or victim to view the inmate’s current situation within the Thurston County jail.
The Thurston County jail confines both men and women charged of various criminal acts. As a result of the facility’s diversity, the jail has adopted numerous programs to aid in rehabilitation efforts of those in need. The following is a list of all the programs within the Thurston County jail.
·      Adult Basic Education Programs
·      Alcoholic/Narcotics Anonymous
·      Anger Management
·      Chemical Dependency Program
·      HIV/AIDS Education Class
·      Inmate Law Library
·      Inmate Worker Program
·      Jail Ministries 

Franklin County Jail

Franklin County JailLocated 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
under staff. 



That being said, inmates at the Franklin County jail are given far
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. 



In addition to this basic information, the arresting
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.


Clallam County Jail

Clallam County Jail

The Clallam county jail is located at 223 East 4th street in Port Angeles, Washington. The Clallam County jail was built in 1978, and opened in 1980. Originally the correctional facility was designed to house 72 inmates within a specially designed detention unit. 
Presently, the correctional facility operates at a bed capacity of 90, and the special detention unit is closed. In 2007, the Clallam county jail processed roughly 3,000 bookings, with violations ranging from minor infractions to more serious crimes such as Murder.
The Clallam county jail has a fully functional website that offers an individual a complete Clallam county jail roster. The Clallam County jail roster lists all the inmates currently confined in the correctional facility, their age, and the date of their respective booking. 
The Clallam County jail roster also enables a user to click on each inmate; this action allows an individual to view the specific charge, the status of their parole or a description of their situation, the number of counts the inmate is facing, and the court case number. Furthermore, the Clallam County jail roster also enables a user to view the individuals’ location within the jail and his respective jacket number.
As a result of the varying severity of crimes, and security regulations within the correctional facility, the visiting rules and hours for the Clallam county jail greatly vary. In general however, only visitors listed on the inmate’s pre-approved list will be allowed to visit. 
Once the inmate establishes his or her approved list, visitors will be allowed to enter the facility based on alphabetical listing of the inmate. For instance, last names A through J, have visiting hours from 7:00-8:30 P.M on Wednesdays and 9:00-11:00 A.M. on Saturdays.

Lewis County Jail

Lewis County Jail

The Lewis County jail is located at 345 West Main Street in Chehalis, Washington. The mission of the correctional facility is to spark a positive difference for members of the community by seeking and revealing ways to promote, preserve, and deliver an exacting feeling of safety, security, and quality service. 
The Lewis County jail is run and regulated by a Jail Administrator, a Lieutenant, a Programs Sergeant, and an Administrative Secretary. These four positions within the correctional facility department, work closely together to organize and enforce the inner-workings of the Lewis County jail.
In addition to utilizing resources for a safe and secure environment, the Lewis County jail offers its inmates numerous alternative sanctions and educational programs to further the rehabilitative efforts of the correctional facility. The Lewis County jail website offers a user a plethora of information concerning the jail, and more specifically the inmates that are confined within the prison. Perhaps the most valuable aspect of the Lewis County jail website is the jail roster, which lists every inmate currently confined within the correctional facility. 
The Lewis County jail roster, lists all inmates alphabetically, their respective arrest date, their bond type, the amount of the bond, and a description of the violation they committed. In addition, the website also offers a user a complete list of updated bookings and a list of all those inmates that were recently released.