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Alternative Corrections Center

11/21/06 - The Alternative Corrections Center is now housed at the Whatcom County Interim Jail Work Center, located at 2030 Division St., Bellingham WA 98226, (360) 676-6909. See Map.

Applicants for Jail alternatives and Work Crew should report to this facility for all services. Office hours are 8-4 P.M., M-F.

Programs managed by the Alternative Corrections Center provide the courts and offenders alternate forms of incarceration. Each program is designed with specific goals and objectives to provide the following:

  • Identify and select participants who pose minimal risk to the community and may benefit from this form of supervision.
  • Offset the cost of correctional supervision by instituting fees for participants.
  • Establish specific supervision objectives and assist participants in meeting them.
  • Maintain intensive contact with participants.

Current alternative programs include:

  • Electronic Home Monitoring
  • Electronic Home Detention
  • Work Release
  • One Day Offender Program

Additionally, the Alternative Corrections Center manages five in custody offender work crews and three out of custody offender work crews. Offender work crews perform a multitude of jobs in the community including salmon habitat restoration, greens maintenance and litter pick up.

Additional Benefits:

For the year 2004, a total of 2,640 offenders worked 58,464 labor hours, accounting for 29,702 jail incarceration bed days, saving $826,670 in incarceration fees.


The Alternative Correctons Center is located at the Whatcom County Interim Work Center. See Map.


Alternative Corrections
Whatcom County Corrections Division
2030 Division Street
Bellingham WA 98226
Telephone: (360) 676-6909