Confinement of Prisoners
The Corrections Division is managed by the Undersheriff with the assistance of the Jail Lieutenant. They oversee a 176 bed facility which houses prisoners prior to sentencing or after being sentenced to a term of less up to one year. They are assisted by five Sergeants and a staff of approximately 15 full time Corrections Officers as well as support staff.
The original facility was built in 1911 and was used until 1972 when a new facility was built. The original facility was utilized at different times after that to house work release inmates and was refurbished in 1985 for temporary housing of prisoners while the current site was remodeled and expanded. The original facility has been condemned and will be torn down at some point in the future.
The facility was remodeled and expanded with State of Washington funds to reach a bed space of 82. This construction was completed in 1987. It has had modifications made to it to provide additional bed space to a total of 176 beds. The current average daily population for 2009 was 150.