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Please read below regarding detailed information on the Snohomish County Work / Education Release program, run by Snohomish County Corrections.

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Snohomish County Jail inmates are allowed visits with family and friends after they have made their initial court appearance or if they are serving time.  Inmates may have up to three 50-minute visits per week.  These visits must be scheduled at least one day in advance, but not more than 14 days in advance.   Visitation occurs via video from the reception area of the jail (3025 Oakes Ave, Everett).  Contact visits are not normally allowed.

Snohomish County Jail is located in downtown Everett, conveniently across the street from Snohomish County Court. The Jail is home to those convicted of felonies and misdemeanors.  The Jail is also home to the Work Release and Work Crew Program for Snohomish County. The Electronic Home Monitoring program, post conviction or as part of the Court's pre-release conditions, is not run by the Snohomish County Corrections but through a number of private agencies approved by Corrections.  According to the Snohomish County Government website, "[t]he Corrections Bureau serves the community and criminal justice system by providing safe, secure, humane, and cost effective detention in accordance with constitutional guidelines." Further, "the Corrections Bureau staff and facilities provide protection to the community through secure detention of both pretrial detainees and those sentenced on criminal matters."


The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office through Corrections supports the use of jail alternatives.  Again, according to Snohomish County, the "use of jail alternatives not only helps the taxpayers of Snohomish County by reducing jail costs, but also gives low risk offenders the opportunity to repay the community while continuing to work and support families financially."

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This is an alcohol and drug free residential program where offenders are housed in a community corrections facility. It allows the inmate to maintain his/her employment, treatment or schooling and be productive in the community while incarcerated. Inmates are allowed to leave the facility for work, school, substance abuse treatment, or other approved activities.

Inmates participating in Work / Education Release are involved in a case management process that manages compliance with rules and conditions, directs them to structured programs and/or treatment services during those hours they are not involved in work or school. Program required drug screening and breathalyzer testing are conducted to monitor for use of illegal drug or alcohol consumption. Offenders are required to pay room and board on a sliding scale based on an hourly rate of gross pay.

Program Requirements


The work release program requires offenders to:

  • Have authorization from the court allowing work release as an option
  • Pay room and board. Program fees are based on the offender's ability to pay. To determine program participation fees, multiply the individual's hourly wage by two. This will give the daily fee. The minimum daily fee is $10 and the maximum is $50 per day
  • Maintain verified employment/school status
  • Provide corrections staff with a urine and breath sample at time of booking
  • Submit to random urine and breath testing while in the program
  • Comply with additional conditions as outlined by the court and/or Community Corrections Division
  • Be sentenced on all charges
  • Have no outstanding warrants


There is a 10-day minimum sentence to participate in this program.

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ON-SITE
Bail is accepted at the inmate account's window at the east end of the jail lobby at 3025 Oakes Avenue in North Everett. The inmate account's window is open between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week. After 10 p.m., use the after-hours entrance located right next to the main jail lobby entrance.  Bail on-site may be posted only with cash, cashier checks, or a bond from a bail bond company. Cashier checks must be made payable to "Snohomish County Bail Fund."

ON-LINE OR BY PHONE
Cash bail payments can be made for an inmate using GovPayNet®. GovPayNet accepts major credit, debit and prepaid debit cards for cash bail 24/7 online or by phone (1-877-EZBAIL5). Cardholders will pay a service fee — seven percent of the bail total — at the time of the transaction.


JAIL VISITATION

Video visitation hours at the Snohomish County Jail are Monday through Saturday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Snohomish County Corrections Updates

The Snohomish County Government is slashing their budget and in jeopardy is the Snohomish County Work Release program. What is currently proposed is to eliminate the work release program effective immediately (11/11/16). Those individuals currently in the program will be permitted to remain in the program until December 31, 2016, at which they will be remanded into the mainstream Jail. This will result in the loss of employment for those affected. Hopefully Snohomish County will alter these current plans Check back for updates.

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Identification 

Visitors must have a valid picture ID before they will be allowed to visit. This includes a driver's license with picture identification, passport, military ID, or other verifiable picture ID.  Children must have a birth certificate in order to visit.


General


  • Please fill out visitor slip completely before going to the visitation desk.
  • You may only visit the inmate you have signed up to see.
  • Wait at the sign for the Visitation Deputy to call you forward. Please do not stand around the counter while waiting.
  • Anyone under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will not be allowed to visit.
  • No pets are allowed inside the building.  Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.
  • Reception staff will not take any written or verbal messages to inmates.
  • Mail will not be accepted over the counter for inmates.  All inmate mail must be sent through the U.S. Postal Service (or other postal carrier such as UPS or FedEx).
  • All visitors must wear appropriate clothing including shoes and shirts.  Staff, at their discretion, may refuse a visit due to inappropriate dress or conduct while visiting.
  • Please, no loitering around the building before or after your visit.
  • All visitors must go through the metal detector.
  • Snohomish County prohibits discrimination or harassment of staff and inmates based upon sex, race, age, religion, ethnic background, or disability.
  • Only two (2) adults and/or children are allowed in the visiting booths at one time. This is for your comfort as well as your safety.


Property

  • No purses, packages, etc., are allowed in the visiting area or secure area of the Jail.  Food and drink are prohibited in the visiting area.  
  • No weapons (i.e., guns, knives, etc.) are allowed in the facility. 
  • Reception staff will not look after personal property and are not responsible for any lost or stolen articles (including articles placed in lockers).  Keep all personal property in your vehicle or in a public locker located in the reception lobby.
  • Anyone damaging county property will be subject to criminal charges and their visit will be stopped.


Children

All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian during visiting.  Children under 18 are not required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian if they are the son, daughter, brother or sister of the inmate being visited; however they must still be supervised by an adult.


Contraband


Anyone attempting to bring or introduce contraband into the jail will be arrested and prosecuted under RCW 9A.76 (Introducing Contraband I, II, and III).  The penalty, if convicted, ranges from three (3) months in jail to twelve (12) years in prison depending on severity and if you have a criminal record.

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1. How do I apply for a SCSO Community Corrections program?

You must have pled guilty or have been sentenced in order to apply. Further, the Judge must indicate on the Judgment and Sentence form that you are eligible to apply for the Work Release program.


​2.  How will I be notified about my eligibility for a community corrections program?

Applicants will receive a Notice of Eligibility in the mail. It is the offenders’ responsibility to notify Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) of any address changes. At the top of the notice it will indicate if you are eligible or not. If you are eligible, pay attention to the entry conditions listed in the middle of the page. They are very important! Failure to meet these entry conditions may result in your transfer to jail.

3.  What is the minimum sentence for participation in community corrections programs?

There is a minimum 10 day sentence to participate in Community Corrections programs.

4.  Are inmates authorized good time while in work release?

For out of custody work crew there is no “good time” given. With work release, most inmates are eligible for 10 days per month of “good time” while serving their sentence. This amounts to 1/3 off.

5.  Am I allowed to have visitors while in work release?

Please check the visitation webpage for the latest information on inmate visitation.

6.  Can I receive mail while in work release or in-custody work crew?

Yes. Mail needs to be addressed to:
Inmate Name and ID Number (if known)
1918 Wall St.
Everett, WA 98201

7.  Is there parking available for inmates in community corrections programs?

There is absolutely no parking designated for inmates in Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) community corrections programs. Parking may be available in the county parking garage. For more information regarding this option contact Republic Parking Inc. staff at the parking garage entrance located on the 3000 block of Oakes Avenue. The streets surrounding the county campus have parking limits so make sure to pay attention to these if you use street parking. Inmates are not allowed to move their vehicles for parking purposes.

8.  Can I have a cell phone or pager while in the community corrections facility?

Cell phones and pagers are not allowed in the residential area of the facility for any reason. Lockers are available in our lobby that inmates may use to store their cell phone.

9.  What happens if I do not appear for my scheduled interview or booking date?

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) notifies the court of your failure to appear.



The Work Crew Program is an alternative sentencing program designed to reduce jail overcrowding by providing minimum risk offenders the option of working while serving their jail sentence. In addition to screening, Corrections staff monitor the type of work assigned and ensure that offenders complete their assigned tasks.

Types of Programs


SCSO operates both in-custody and out-of-custody Work Crew programs. The in-custody program houses inmates in the Community Corrections Facility when they are not working. The out-of-custody program has inmates report to the facility daily for work. Work assignments include county campus grounds maintenance, parks maintenance, Evergreen Fairgrounds maintenance and assisting at the county motor pool.

Out-of-Custody Work Crew Program Requirements
Individuals applying for the out-of-custody Work Crew Program must:

  • Be willing, able, and prepared to perform physical labor in all types of weather
  • Have a stable, verifiable residence.
  • Have a working telephone
  • Have reliable, daily transportation to and from the Community Corrections Facility for the duration of their sentence
  • Be sentenced on ALL charges
  • Have no outstanding warrants
  • There is a fee of $10 per month
  • Submit to random drug and alcohol testing while in the program
  • Provide Corrections staff with a urine and breath sample at time of booking


Family and friends of inmates at the Snohomish County Jail must now register online to schedule inmate visits.  A valid email address is required to register.  Once registration is complete, visitors may quickly and easily schedule visits, receive email confirmation of the visits, and notification ahead of time if the inmate is unable to attend a scheduled visit.  For a list of frequently asked questions, please visit the GTL FAQ webpage.

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Should you have any questions about the Snohomish County Jail or Corrections Department please do not hesitate to contact the Law Firm of David N. Jolly:  Everett Criminal Defense.

BONDING COMPANIES
There are many bail bond companies authorized to write a bond in Snohomish County. The bail bond companies generally charge 8-15 percent of the bail amount. This is their fee for writing the bond and is not refundable.

RELEASE
Once bail has been posted it may take as much as 2 to 6 hours before the person in custody is released. Release times will vary depending on the day of the week, time of day, and how many other releases are pending at the time the bail is received.

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