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About the Corrections Division

The WCSO Corrections Division operates the Whatcom County Jail and the Alternative Corrections program. The jail is a medium security facility responsible for the incarceration of approximately 245 prisoners daily.

Correction Deputies oversee the day to day operation of the jail including:

  • Booking
  • Population control
  • Meals
  • Medical care
  • Prisoner transports

The Corrections Division also oversees part of a state wide transport chain that links the various jails and detention facilities. A jail transport Corrections Deputy makes daily trips to Skagit, Snohomish, and King County Jails.

The Corrections Division is also responsible for facilitating alternative sentencing programs. Currently the jail implements programs such as home detention and work release as alternatives to incarceration.

Whatcom County Jail
311 Grand Avenue
Bellingham WA 98225
(360) 676-6848