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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