Search Records on Inmates in Washington County Jails

The prison population in Washington State as of 10/11/23 is 13,554. This population includes all inmate locations, such as prisons and reentry inmates. The Washington Department of Corrections currently runs ten men’s prison facilities and two women’s facilities.

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Arrests, Warrant, Docket, Mugshot

One facility includes the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington. The prison can be reached at 509-525-3610 and houses approximately 2,500 male inmates.

The jail system has many more inmates than the prison systems due to offenders cycling through local jails quickly. It is estimated that each year, at least 98,000 different people are booked into local jails in Washington. Washington State eliminated the death penalty in 2018 after a moratorium against the death penalty was put into action in 2014. Washington State’s Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional because it was inconsistently applied.
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All information through the Department of Corrections Washington State aims to improve public safety. The information published is about currently incarcerated inmates, and all information is subject to the agency’s Disclaimer and Terms of Use. You may contact the DOC for more information about current and former inmates.
The Department of Corrections does not provide criminal history information. You can get criminal history at Washington Access to Criminal History (WATCH).

The website gives you a list of search results. To find the inmate you are looking for, list the first and last name and, if you have it, the DOC Number. The search service promotes public safety and provides access to selected information. The following information is provided for more information about current and former inmates and supervisees.

County jail credit time
Date of Birth
Date of Commitment/release
Supervision conditions
Date of conditional discharge from supervision
Date of execution
DOC Number
Facility assignment/movement
Fines imposed.
Good time
Mandatory Release date
Parole Date

You can also find information on Registered Sex Offenders. Information will inform you about where they reside, work, and attend school.

Visitation Guidelines

Inmates must stay connected with friends and family during incarceration to have a reentry resource. Information for visitation is provided to support inmates in their imprisonment.

All visitors must submit a visitor application to visit an inmate. A separate application must be completed for each visitor, minor or adult. It is noted that applicants need documentation available to fill out the online application to ensure successful completion and submission. The Department only accepts Electronic Visit Applications for prison visits. You can find the application only at

Visits occur on a first come basis. If the visiting room is full, visitors may be turned away. Review the facility visitor guidelines for more information. Check with the facility before traveling to see an inmate. You will be subject to search as per Washington State DOC rules. Stay home if you are sick to protect loved ones and others in the facility. Rooms, tables, chairs, restrooms, and high-touch areas will be sanitized between visiting sessions.

Each facility has its visitor guidelines, visiting hours, and event calendars. You can access the guidelines in the table on the Prison Visits website or call the corrections center directly. General visitation rules are:

  • You can only be on one incarcerated individual’s Approved Visitor List. Call the facility for exceptions.
  • A visitation list will transfer with the inmate to another prison facility.
  • If denied visitation rights, you will be informed in writing of the reasons for denial.
  • Incarcerated individuals may remove a visitor from the Approved List·
  • If you do not wish to visit an inmate and are on an approved visitor list, submit your request to the Statewide Visit Unit in writing.
  • If you are removed from an approved visitor list, you must wait 90 calendar days before reapplying to visit the same or another incarcerated individual.
  • Minors must be on the approved visitor list.
  • A non-incarcerated parent or legal guardian must accompany minors during the entire visit.
  • A copy of DOC 20-441 Parental/Guardian Consent for Minor Visit and Escort must be completed and attached to the minor’s online visitor application.

If the minor is an infant or toddler, call the facility to find out what you can bring.
General visiting times are subject to change due to unplanned incidents. The visiting hours are Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:15 pm and Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:15 pm. You can also visit an inmate on state-observed holidays from (9:00 am to 2:15 pm.
Video visiting hours are scheduled in 30-minute increments and cannot exceed one hour in duration. You can schedule an approved visitor through Securus at least 24 hours in advance. Video visiting hours are:

7:00 am to 10:00 pm
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Inmate Communication

The Washington Department of Corrections supports Phone Calls, and the goal is to provide inmates with access to phones and reasonably priced services. The WDOC contracts with Securus Technologies to provide phone services for family, friends, and inmates. Domestic calls are $0.05 per minute plus taxes, and international calls are also $0.05 per minute plus taxes and tariffs.

Family and Friend Prepaid Service or AdvanceConnect Single Call is available at a $2.00 fee per funding event for up to $300.
If you would like to receive a phone call from an inmate, you must coordinate with them through mail, email, or a visit to schedule a call. When you receive a phone call from an inmate, you will hear a pre-recorded message that identifies the facility and name of the inmate, and you can accept or deny the call.

You will be prompted to create a Securus account if the call is a collect call. If you create a new account, the received call will be delayed, and the inmate trying to call will need to wait at least 30 minutes before trying to call your number. Phone calls are limited to 20 minutes, and you will hear a message at two intervals to alert you on how much time remains. After 20 minutes, the phone call will automatically disconnect.

  • No three-way calls are allowed.
  • Transfer of calls is not allowed.
  • Do not put the inmate on hold.
  • Do not use “call waiting.

Video calls or visits are subject to the same policy and application process as a Prison Visit. To be eligible for a video visitation, you need to:

  • Be on an approved visitor list.
  • Setup a Securus account
  • You need the inmate’s DOC number to start an account.
  • Ensure your first and last name and date of birth match your legal identification.
  • Do not include your middle name or middle initial.
  • Have internet access.
  • Have a personal computer that includes a microphone, speaker, and webcam.

There are three ways to send money to an inmate in a Washington State facility. These include:

  • Securus Debit.
  • Western Union. Use the following information to complete a transaction with Western Union

City Code: WA DOC
State: WA

The account Number is the inmate’s DOC Number and last name (1234DOE): Cashier’s Check or Money Order. You must write the sub-account where you deposit the money on the cashier’s check or order. Include the inmate’s full name and DOC number on the payee line. If mailing a Cashier’s check or money order, the outside of the envelope must be addressed with the inmate’s full name, their six-digit DOC number, the facility address, and a return address as defined by USPS. An example is:

John B. Hancock
1024 S. Bee St
Olympia, WA 98506-4321

Jack J. Doe, DOC 123456
Stafford Creek Corrections Center, H2
191 Constantine Way
Aberdeen, WA 98520

Use Securus’ Email service to write electronic letters to an inmate. Securus’ email service allows the inmate to receive their email according to a schedule set by the facility. Emails are subject to screening and delivery rules. You can have a VideoGrams attached to your email. Video Grams are 30 seconds long. To use Securus’ service, open an account using the inmate’s DOC number. Visit Securus’ website for further information. Call Securus at 972-734-1111.
Mail to an inmate has a limit on the volume, length, content, and source of mail. This rule is to maintain the safety and security of the facility. Mail must contain only correspondence for the addressed inmate. Correspondence from a third party is not allowed. Do not send cash, personal checks, or stamps via mail. Mail will be rejected and returned to you at the inmate’s expense if you do not follow the rules.

Mailing requirements are:

  • The inmate’s full name.
  • Six-digit DOC number and facility address.
  • Name of the unit where the inmate lives.
  • Letters inside the envelope must be addressed to the inmate on the envelope.
  • Mail must have a return address.

Mail from an inmate must be sent via USPS and have:

  • Complete the return address, including the inmate’s full name.
  • DOC Number.
  • Cell/room assignment.
  • Full name and address of the facility.

Envelopes will be stamped with this message: This was mailed by an inmate confined at a Washington State Department of Corrections facility. Its contents are uncensored.”
For further information on mail regulations and rules, visit the correctional facility website.

Inmate Records

Washington State inmate records contain information on those incarcerated in correctional facilities in the State. If you want to obtain these records, you can expect to see offenders’ non-confidential biodata, like names, gender, age, race inmate number, and mugshot. These records also contain information about crimes, dates arrested, warrants, and potential probation information. To use the inmate search site, go to and search for the inmate. The application requires a first name, last name, and a city.

An example of inmate records:
DOC Number
Location WA
Smith, John A 55
Registration needed.

Call the Department of Corrections for more information at 360-725-8213.
Records are for information use only and not for commercial purposes.

Booking Procedures

During booking procedures in Washington State, you can expect to be held in a holding cell for hours. Even if you have bail, you can only be released after the booking process. Even if you have received a citation, instead of being taken to jail, you must go through a booking process at some point.

  • Typical steps in the Washington State Booking Process include:
  • Recording the offender’s name and crime arrested or cited for.
  • A mugshot is taken.
  • Fingerprints are a standard part of any booking records and are entered into a nationwide database maintained by the FBI.
  • Personal items and clothing may be taken. These are returned upon the suspect’s release from incarceration unless these items are evidence of a crime.
  • A cursory pat-down inspection is done at the time of arrest. A more intrusive search can be part of the booking process to prevent weapons and drugs from entering a correctional facility.
  • A Health Screening is done to protect the health and safety of jail officers and other inmates.
  • A background search is done.
  • Questions about gang affiliations, former gang affiliations, and other outside relationships may be asked. These questions are used to protect the inmate and the arresting officer.
  • A DNA sample may be requested.


Photographs are taken at booking to help establish a suspect’s physical condition at the time of arrest. It also is used to help determine which two people with the same name were arrested.

Mugshots are used for identification purposes. Most mugshots in Washington State follow booking procedures, including name, crime, booking #, height, weight, and other identifying marks.

Information about Washington State

Washington State lies at the northwestern corner of the U.S. Canada bounds it on the north, Idaho to the east, Oregon to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The capital is Olympia located at the southern tip of Puget Sound. Washington State’s coast location and excellent harbors lead the state in trade with Alaska, Canada, and Pacific Rim countries.

The terrain and climate of Washington State is a rainy western third and a dry eastern two-thirds. West Washington depends on agriculture, forests, and fisheries, and Eastern Washington is agricultural. Most of the population lives in the urbanized area around Puget Sound, including Seattle. In 2022, the population of Washington was almost 8M.

For decades, the Western movement in the U.S. dominated Washington, particularly from the Midwest and New England States along the Oregon Trail. A large number of foreign-born people from Canada and Scandinavia entered the state at the same time. The Japanese population arrived during the 1930s, and the western movement of the U.S. population dominated Washington State’s growth.
Water is Washington’s most valuable natural resource, and the primary water source is a series of dams on the Columbia River that provide irrigation, hydroelectric power, and flood control. The Columbia River is blocked by hundreds of dams, accounting for one-third of all hydroelectric production in the U.S. Grand Coulee Dam is one of the largest power plants in the world.

Most of the population in Washington State (around the Puget Sound-Seattle areas) is highly liberal. Washington does not have an income tax, is one of the ten states to legalize assisted suicide, and in 2009, voters approved same-sex marriage. In 2012, the legal sale and possession of cannabis was passed, and in 2016, employers were required to pay sick leave to workers. Washington State has also enacted a measure making its cities sanctuary cities.

Washington State is similar to other states and still locks inmates in cages, feeds them chap food, and seldom conforms to FDA recommendations for a healthy diet. Phone and email service is still restrictive and overpriced, and prisoners engaged in any type of organized protest are stripped of “good time” that might have lowered their time in jails and prisons.

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