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Clicking on any of the Washington Counties or Cities below will direct you to a list of all the City Jails, County Jails and Juvenile Detention Centers in that specific County.


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The State of Washington - Regional, County, City and Town Jails

Jails in Washington differ from prisons in that jails are where offenders are transported and housed while they await trials for misdemeanor crimes and felonies. Many jails are large enough that they have the resources and space to separate misdemeanor, non-violent offenders from violent offenders such as a those accused of homicide. Smaller jails tend to mix all types of inmates together. Because of that all jails, except for minimum security worker facilities, of which there are very few, are considered maximum security.

Jails also house convicted offenders who have been sentenced to one year or less. On the other hand, if an offender receives a sentence of more than twelve months, they are sent to a Washington State Prison, or in the case of someone who is found guilty of a federal offense, to the United States Bureau of Prisons.

How Many County Jails are There in Washington?

Washington has 59 jails in its 39 counties, housing approximately 10,000 inmates. In addition there are another twelve state prisons, incarcerating another 20,000 prisoners.

How Many Juvenile Detention Centers are there in Washington?

The larger Washington counties have space set aside for juvenile offenders that have recently been arrested or are being held until trial. Some of the smaller counties however, do not have juvenile detention and rely on housing in the larger counties to handle housing. Washington currently has 20 county detention facilities, one private detention facility, two out of state detention facilities, and two Secure Crisis Residential Centers.

Juveniles incarcerated in any of the Washington detention centers are either awaiting trial for a crime they are accused of committing that is serious enough that the judge has decided they must await trial in a lockup, or they have already been convicted and sentenced and are doing their time.

Juvenile Correctional facilities in Washington are typically as secure as any jail. They also have the resources for the youths to keep up with their schoolwork and to maintain positive relationships with family members who will be there for them upon their release.

Just as with the adult jails on this page and throughout the website, you can look up any of the juvenile detention centers on this page by clicking on the county, city, or town where the juvenile offender was arrested. The Washington juvenile facilities listed under that county, city, or town are where you will find the facility and/or the juvenile offender you are seeking.

What is it Like for an Inmate in a Washington County, or City Jail?

For a person who has never spent any time in a county jail, just the thought of it can bring on the feeling of fear and anxiety. 

Every jail in Washington is different, and that often has to do with the staff employed there. Correction Officials who maintain a strict but fair environment -- treating inmates with respect, but making it clear that any infraction of the rules will never be tolerated -- tend to have a jail population that is less violent and more orderly. 

Officers who play favorites, treating some inmates better than others based upon their race or other factors, and who don’t enforce the jail’s rules consistently, tend to have jails in which the inmates run the facility. That can lead to more violence, contraband such as drugs flowing through, alcoholic beverages being made, food insecurity and a generally poor environment for all.

Washington inmates that are new to jail life, especially those who have never been in jail or find themselves being locked up for a short period of time, have the most difficulty as they are facing issues that regular jail inmates no longer deal with. As spelled out in these three ( Ever Been Arrested – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) articles about what it is like for someone who gets jailed, there are a range of emotions that all inmates have to deal with, but the most difficult times are definitely reserved for those who are experiencing jail for the first time. As outlined in the articles linked above, these are just a few of things a male or female inmate might be facing: 

He is in jail. He is presumed to be guilty. He is frightened of the people around him and fears for his safety. His future is now empty. He is vulnerable. He is cold. He has no glasses and can’t see clearly. He has no cell phone. He has a limited access to call you if you choose to take the call. His job is in jeopardy. The custody of his children is in question. He is hungry. He faces extended jail or prison time. 

He is treated with disdain and disgust by the authorities. He is strip searched. He has no privacy. All his comfort foods are not available. The jail food is bland, awful, and limited. He is being challenged physically and mentally by inmates who sense his fear and uncertainty. He has no internet access. He is thirsty. He is worried about his children. He is worried about his family. He is ashamed of what his friends and family think. He has no one to speak with. He has nowhere to go to ask questions about what to expect. He is worried about his apartment or home. He is worried about his pet. He is worried about his girlfriend or spouse. He is worried about his car. He is worried about his personal belongings. 

His jail clothes are itchy, uncomfortable and don’t fit. His bed is hard, uncomfortable, and is kept awake by the snoring of others. He must wait for mail every day, hoping he hears from loved ones. He must wait for a visit that may or may not ever come. If he’s an addict; whether it be drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes, he is going through withdrawal. The nights are long as this is when the demons arrive and fill his head with more doubt and fear.

But given how uncomfortable and difficult jail is, because of the recent change in most Washington jails where special tablets with movies, music, books, educational and entertainment content, video terminals, instant messages, video visits, gift packages that can be shipped in, in some cases local deliveries of hot food, online money deposits and more, jail is becoming much more comfortable and easier to deal with than it once was.

On every one of the jail pages in Washington, as well as throughout the website, we provide the information on how you can hook your inmate up with these services from your home computer. 

By having access to these jail services, and the fear of losing the right to access these privileges, even the most troublesome and violent inmates now have a reason to not cause trouble and make life easier for themselves, other inmates, and the staff.

What are the addresses and phone numbers of the county and city jails in the state of Washington?

Aberdeen City Jail
210 East Market Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 533-3180 

Adams County Jail
210 West Broadway
Ritzville, WA 99169
(509) 659-1122

Asotin County Jail
838 5th Street
Clarkston, WA 99403
(509) 758-1668  

Benton County Jail
7122 West Okanogan Place
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 783-1451 

Buckley City Jail
133 South Cedar Street
Buckley, WA 98321
(360) 829-3157 

Chelan County Jail
401 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 667-6462 

Clallam County Jail
223 East 4th Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 417-2458 

Clark County Jail
707 West 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 92470
(360) 397-2211 

Columbia County Jail
341 East Main Street
Dayton, WA 99328
(509) 382-2518 

Cowlitz County Jail
1935 1st Avenue
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 577-3094 

Douglas County Jail
401 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 667-6462 

Enumclaw City Jail
1705 Wells Street
Enumclaw, WA 98022
(360) 825-3505 

Ferry County Jail
165 North Jefferson Avenue
Republic, WA 99166
(509) 775-2906 

Fife City Jail
3737 Pacific Highway East
Fife, WA 98424
(253) 922-6633 

Forks City Jail
500 East Division Street
Forks, WA 98331
(360) 374-2223 

Franklin County Jail
1016 North 4th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 545-3549 

Garfield County Jail
789 Main Street
Pomeroy, WA 99347
(509) 843-3494 

Grand View City Jail
207 West Second Street
Grandview, WA 98930
(509) 882-9200 

Grant County Jail
35 C Street Northwest
Ephrata, WA 98823
(509) 754-2011 ext 480  

Grays Harbor County Jail
100 West Broadway Avenue
Montesano, WA 98563
(360) 249-6070 

Hoquiam City Jail
215 10th Street
Hoquiam, WA 98550
(360) 532-0892 

Island County Jail
101 6th Street Northeast
Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 679-7324 

Issaquah City Jail
130 East Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 837-3265 

Jefferson County Jail
79 Elkins Road
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
(360) 385-3831 

Kent City Jail
1230 South Central Avenue
Kent, WA 98032
(253) 856-5960  

King County Jail
516 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 296-3564 

Regional Justice Center
620 West James Street
Kent 98032
(206) 296-1234 

Kirkland City Jail
123 Fifth Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 587-3400 

Kitsap County Jail
614 Division MS-37
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 337-7101 

Kittitas County Jail
205 West 5th Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 962-7527 

Klickitat County Jail
205 South Columbus
Goldendale, WA 98620
(509) 773-3666 

Lewis County Jail
360 Northwest North Street
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 748-9241 

Lincoln County Jail
404 Sinclair Street
Davenport, WA 99122
(509) 725-2255 

Lynnwood City Jail
19321 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 670-5600 

Marysville City Detention Center
1635 Grove Street
Marysville, WA 98270
(360) 363-8303 

Mason County Jail
411 North 4th Street
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 427-7753 

Oak Harbour City Jail
860 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbour, WA
(360) 279-4600 

Okanogan County Jail
149 4th Avenue North
Okanogan, WA 98840
(509) 422-7230 

Olympia City Jail
900 Plum Street South East
Olympia, WA 98507
(360) 753-8417 

Pacific County Jail
300 Memorial Drive
South Bend, WA 98586
(360) 875-9396 

Pend Oreille County Jail
331 South Garden Avenue
Newport, WA 99156
(509) 447-3151 

Pierce County Jail
910 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402 (253) 798-4668 

Puyallup City Jail
311 West Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371
(253) 841-5425 

Renton City Jail
1055 South Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057
(425) 430-7600 

San Juan County Jail
96 Second Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
(360) 378-4151 

Score Regional Jail
20817 17th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 257-6200 

Skagit County Jail
600 South 3rd Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 336-9448 

Skamania County Jail
200 Vancouver Avenue
Stevenson, WA 98648
(509) 427-9490

Snohomish County Jail
3025 Oakes Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 388-3395

Spokane County Jail
1116 West Broadway Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 477-2278 

Geiger Corrections
3507 South Spotted Road
Spokane 99224
(509) 477-3259 

Stevens County Jail
215 South Oak Street
Colville, WA 99114
(509) 684-4707 

Sunnyside City Jail
401 Homer Street
Sunnyside, WA 98944
(509) 836-6200 

Thurston County Jail
2000 Lakeridge Drive
Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 786-5510 

Toppenish City Jail
1 West First Avenue
Toppenish, WA 98948
(509) 865-4355 

Wahkiakum County Jail
64 Main Street
Cathlamet, WA 98612
(360) 795-3242 

Walla Walla County Jail
300 West Alder Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 524-5430 

Wapato City Jail
205 South Simcoe Avenue
Wapato, WA 98951
(509) 877-4275 

Whatcom County Jail
311 Grand Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6848 

Whitman County Jail
411 North Mill Street
Colfax, WA 99111
(509) 397-5585 

Yakima County Department of Corrections
111 N Front Street
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 574-1700 

Yakima City Jail
200 South 3rd Street
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 575-6200