At the time of booking, only a limited amount of property is accepted for inmate storage. Property not accepted by the jail is impounded by the arresting agency for safe keeping. Forward all questions regarding impounded or safe keeping property to the inmate’s arresting agency. The inmate is allowed to release property to a friend or relative within 72 hours of booking or when being transferred to Department of Corrections after sentencing. The inmate may request and complete a Property Release Form to release their personal property.
When the inmate is transferred to another institution, the inmate must complete a Property Release Form, and make arrangements for the disposal or transfer of the left behind property. Property left longer than thirty (30) days is disposed of in accordance with the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 63.42.040). Deceased inmate’s property will be held for one hundred and eighty (180) days prior to disposal.
The jail accepts Jury Trial clothing only on verification of a judge’s signed order from the courts. Jury Trial clothing should be brought to the jail the day before the trial. Jury Trial clothing picked should be picked up by someone outside the jail within five (5) working days after the end of the trial.
Inmates are released in the same clothing they are booked with. The facility will not accept a clothing exchange or store extra clothing.
Inmates are assigned a paper property bag for their in-cell property. Inmate’s in-cell property must fit within this bag. A limited amount of personal letters or papers are allowed with the inmate and must fit within an issued mail envelope. A reasonable amount of legal paperwork and religious materials is also allowed.
Commissary clothing is available for purchase from the commissary vendor.
Inmates are not allowed to sell, transfer, or give property of value to another inmate at any time. This includes commissary purchased items.
Inmate Property Allowed in Cell
- Three (3) general reading books or personally purchased magazines total, being personal or jail library owned.
- One (1) religious scripture: Bible or similar published writing. (In addition to general reading material which may also be religious.)
- Limited amount of mail pieces, not exceeding the issued personal mail envelope.
- Reasonable amount of legal materials.
- Reasonable amounts of commissary items. (Including clothing, writing, hygiene, and food items.)
- Medical items furnished or approved by Medical Staff.
- Facility issued items.