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​General Information 


SPECIAL MESSAGE

The Island County Jail is in the process of opening up Inmate Visitation. Inmates will be permitted one, 30 minute visit per the schedule below.

TUESDAY 1:30 to 4pm last names A through F

WEDNESDAY 1:30 to 4pm last names G through L

THURSDAY 1:30 to 4pm last names M through R

FRIDAY 1:30 to 4pm last names S through Z

We understand that not all visitors are able to visit during the week so there will be limited access on Saturday and Sunday between 1:30-4pm. Inmates who are unable to receive visits during their scheduled day may submit a written request to a supervisor requesting a special weekend visit. Inmates must submit their request by 5pm Thursday for a weekend visit. A supervisor will return the request by Friday approving or denying the request. Only approved visitors will be permitted into the jail for weekend visitation. The jail is adhering to state mandated covid-19 protocols. We will require that visitors wear an appropriate face covering while waiting in the lobby.   

Visitors will be required to wear a face covering at all times while in the facility. Upon entering the Jail Lobby visitors will be required to submit to a temperature check. A touchless thermal reader is positioned at head level and will complete the check. The device will provide a printed tag that must be worn while in the facility. Any visitor with a high temperature, flu like symptons or other types of obvious illness will be denied access to the facility. 



Jose Briones, Chief Jail Administrator

Island County Sheriff's Office




Facility Access

Photo Identification is required to be processed into a visit

Minors under 18 years of age may visit with a parent/guardian only

Upon entering the Jail please complete a visitation form and submit it to the Main Control Deputy with your Photo ID

Your visit will be processed into visit area when your inmate is brought up to the visit booth

There will be no visitation on county holidays.

Clothing Standards 

Dress standards are necessary to ensure the safety and security of visitors, inmates and to promote a positive environment. You should wear clothing that is conservative in nature in order to maintain a respectful visiting environment and ensure processing time is kept to a minimum. The Lieutenant on shift will make the final determination regarding the appropriateness of any clothing, footwear, or accessories.

You must wear appropriate clothing. To ensure the safety of all individuals if an emergency arises, clothing that resembles inmate clothing (e.g., orange shirts,  orange pants, orange sweatpants and sweatshirts) or Department uniforms is not allowed.

 

The following guidelines apply to visitors 8 years of age and older:

• Clothing should be free of reference to obscenity, alcohol, drugs, gang references, violence, or sex in any form.

• Buttons or closures should be fastened to the degree necessary to provide proper coverage.

• All clothing must be clean and in good repair, free of holes, rips, or tears. A rip that does not show skin is acceptable.

• Clothing will not reveal breasts or expose undergarments, cleavage, stomach/midriff, or bare chest or back, including when arms are raised.

• Camouflage, bibbed attire, and pants with multiple side pockets may not be worn. While camisoles or light layering of T-shirts/sweaters is allowed, excessive layering that could conceal contraband are not allowed.

• Outer garment shirts must have sleeves.

• Sweaters, blazers, and sweatshirts are permitted.

• Shorts must not fall more than 3 inches above the middle of the kneecap when standing. This standard also applies to women’s dresses, skirts, capris, skorts, and slits in clothing.

 

Conduct During Visits

The Sheriff's Department intends to maintain visiting programs which help inmates preserve positive ties with family and friends. Cooperation by all participants is encouraged. Please be respectful, courteous, and follow all instructions given by facility employees. The following visit room guidelines will help to ensure that visits are a pleasant experience for all participants.

The following are not allowed:

• Any criminal activity

• Weapons or objects that present danger of any kind

• Visitors that have consumed alcohol and/or any illegal substance

• Contraband not allowed in the facility; alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs

•Any disturbance or the creation of emergency situations within the facility

•Any conduct/behavior that threatens the health and safety of any visitor, inmates, or others