We are very proud of our Corrections Center which has been a show place in Washington State with innovative programs. Originally built in 1984, the jail housed 67 inmates. The Corrections Center has undergone several expansions in 2000, 2002 and 2003 that increased bed capacity to its current level. The Corrections Center is a comfortable 183 bed facility that houses all individuals that are arrested in Okanogan County by any law enforcement agency.
Volunteers & Community-Based Service Groups: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and numerous Religious Service Groups. Programs are scheduled weekly in groups and or individually. These programs are supervised through Chaplain Scot High.
Educational & Literacy Services: GED Certification and Basic Education Classes are available to both men and women, who have not completed their high school requirements.
Health Education Programs: In conjunction with Okanogan County Public Health, STD, HIV, HEP C awareness, testing, and counseling.
Alternative Programs: Okanogan County Corrections provides local user agencies several alternative programs to meet community needs an electronic home monitoring program (EHM), work release program and work crew program. The EHM and work release programs allow low-risk inmates to maintain employment while holding them accountable for their misconduct. The work crew program allows low-risk inmates to work off fines and/or jail time by providing services back to the communities while also holding them accountable for their misconduct. The work crews assist in cleaning up illegal dumpsites, picking up litter along roadways and in cleaning up the fairgrounds, local parks and certain public facilities. The operation of the alternative programs saves user agencies several hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, based on the cost of full incarceration. Okanogan County Corrections partners with National Forest Service, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Okanogan County Public Works for noxious weed pulling.
Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS): The jail uses an electronic fingerprint system called Cross-Match, under contract with which provides electronic transmission of arrest demographics and fingerprints to the Washington State Identification and Criminal History Section (WASIS. The transmitted data is updated in WASIS and the Automated Fingerprinted Identification Systems (AFIS). This allows for positive identification of a subject while still in custody. Submission of fingerprints via the AFIS system also allows access to the Western Identification Network for identity checks on inmates with no known criminal history in Washington State.
Jail Visiting Hours:
• Two free lobby visits per inmate
per week, one per day, 15 minute maximum per visit.
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Okanogan County Sheriff's Office
123 5th Ave
Okanogan WA, 98840
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