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Yakima Valley Restitution Center
2403 South 18th Street
Union Gap, WA 98903

509-574-2929

The Yakima Valley Restitution Center is the main jail in Yakima County Washington. While the police in the cities and towns in Yakima County can arrest and detain offenders, the Yakima Valley Restitution Center is the facility that is accredited by Washington to hold inmates for more than 72 hours.

The Yakima Valley Restitution Center, located at:
2403 South 18th Street
Union Gap, WA 98903 
can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at 509-574-2929.

The main reason that people call 509-574-2929 is to find out if a particular person is in custody, although you can look up an inmate online by going here. You can also get answers to whatever questions about an inmate, and the services for Yakima Valley Restitution Center that you may have by clicking on any of the questions below:

How to search for an inmate?
Can you look up an inmate’s mugshot?
How do you look up an offender’s criminal charges, bond or inmate number?
How do you visit an inmate?
What are the visitation hours?
Can you visit inmates in Yakima County by video from home?
How do you get phone calls from an inmate?
Can you send mail, books, or newspapers to an inmate?
How do you send an inmate money?
Does Yakima Valley Restitution Center have inmate commissary?
Can an inmate receive and/or send email or text messages?
Do inmates in Yakima County have access to computers or tablets?
How do you pay an inmate’s bail or bond?

Every year the Yakima Valley Restitution Center has approximately 16000 bookings, with a daily average of 800 inmates and maintains control of the facility with a staff of 200.

Inmates in this jail range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape, and murder. Therefore, given the mix of potentially dangerous inmates, the security level is very high. 

The Yakima Valley Restitution Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art locking system, closed circuit cameras covering every area where inmates are located, and jail staff that utilize a communication system that keeps each of the guards and civilian staff in constant contact. 

Guards that circulate in the same general area of the inmates are armed with eye-blinding mace that will turn an inmate having a violent outburst into a weeping child. They also carry stun weapons, short clubs, flashlights that have dual use as both a light source and as a weapon, and handcuffs. Guards at entrances and in areas not frequented by inmates are armed with various firearms. The goal of such tight security is to keep both the staff and the inmates safe.

For other jails in Yakima County, jails in neighboring counties, and local police jails and juvenile detention centers for young offenders under age 18 in this county, click here.

Unlike the Washington Department of Corrections, where inmates are sent once convicted of a crime and sentenced to a period of more than a year, the Yakima County Jail System is populated by short-term offenders; those who have just been arrested and awaiting to be bonded out by friends or family, those who cannot afford or get bailed and are awaiting trial, or those who have already been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term of less than one year. Many of the latter inmates become ‘workers’, who can reduce their sentence by performing jail maintenance or working in the kitchen. An upside to being a worker is they also get paid a small stipend so when they get released, they have a few dollars in their pocket.

When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the Washington Department of Corrections or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Deposit Money into an Inmate's Account in Yakima Valley Restitution Center

To deposit money into the account of an inmate in Yakima County, follow these instructions:

  • Create an account with Touchpay Services, a GTL company.
  • Select Washington.
  • Select Yakima Valley Restitution Center
  • Enter the Inmate ID of your inmate.  This can be found by calling 509-574-2929 or by looking up the inmate's name in the Inmate Search link above.
  • Enter your billing information and send money.
  • You can also deposit cash using the kiosk at the Yakima Valley Restitution Center

For all the information you need regarding making an inmate deposit, what it costs, how much you can send, how long it takes for your inmate to receive funds and more, check out our Send Money Page.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Yakima Valley Restitution Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Yakima Valley Restitution Center supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in Yakima County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Yakima Valley Restitution Center, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Yakima Valley Restitution Center adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Yakima Valley Restitution Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
Washington Yakima 800


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

2403 South 18th Street
Union Gap, WA 98903


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate’s Name and Booking Number
Yakima County Department of Corrections
111 N Front Street
Yakima, WA 98901


EMAIL

[email protected]

[email protected]


Yakima County INMATE SEARCH OPTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center in Washington?
There are 800 inmates in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center in Washington. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Yakima Valley Restitution Center will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Yakima Valley Restitution Center in Washington every year?
In 2021, a total of 16000 offenders were booked into the Yakima Valley Restitution Center in Washington. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center.

How many people work at the Yakima Valley Restitution Center in Washington?
The Yakima Valley Restitution Center maintains a staff of approximately 200. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. Washington law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Yakima Valley Restitution Center in Washington have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Yakima Valley Restitution Center in Washington has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Yakima Valley Restitution Center INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 509-574-2929 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a Washington prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Yakima Valley Restitution Center in Washington?
The Yakima Valley Restitution Center address and phone number is: 2403 South 18th Street
Union Gap, WA 98903. Their phone number is 509-574-2929. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Yakima Valley Restitution Center, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Yakima Valley Restitution Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Yakima Valley Restitution Center?
Call 509-574-2929 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Yakima Valley Restitution Center. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Yakima Valley Restitution Center.

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