The Corrections Bureau operates the Whatcom County Jail and the Interim Work Center. The jail is a maximum-security facility responsible for the incarceration of approximately 245 prisoners daily. The Interim Work Center averages 130 minimum or low-medium custody and alternative corrections inmates. An average of 30 inmates a day are serving time on Electronic Home Detention.
Correction Deputies oversee the day-to-day operation of the jail including:
The Corrections Bureau also oversees part of a state-wide transport chain that links the various jails and detention facilities. Corrections Deputies make daily trips to Skagit, and Snohomish County jails.
The Corrections Bureau is also responsible for facilitating alternative sentencing programs. Currently, the jail implements programs such as home detention, work crew and work release as alternatives to incarceration.
Programs managed by the Alternative Corrections Center provide the courts and offenders alternate forms of incarceration. Additionally, the Alternative Corrections Center manages five in custody offender work crews and three out of custody offender work crews.Link to page
Find current jail bookings, the jail bookings list, jail releases, and jail roster search.Link to page
View and download guidelines for sending U.S. mail to inmates at the County Jail facilities.Link to page
View and download the Inmate Orientation Handbook.Link to page
Find important information about visiting inmates, such as visiting hours and how to locate them.Link to page
The Work Center provides housing for minimum security offenders, jail alternatives, and staff for jail alternative programs.Link to page
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