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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."
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:
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.
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.
The work release program requires offenders to:
There is a 10-day minimum sentence to participate in this program.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Further, if you are not a United States Citizens we strongly encourage consulting with an immigration attorney to determine how a criminal charge may affect your immigration status.
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