Jail and Inmate Search in Washington
Washington State currently has 19,802 inmates in prison and 12,150 in jail. 3.1% are in work-release programs. The average stay for an inmate in Washington it 23.7 months. 32% come back within a three-year period after release. 91.8% are male, and 8.2% are female. The majority of Washington inmates are White (70%), the second largest demographic is Black (18.3%), 13.4% are Hispanic, 5.1% are American Indian, 4.2% are Asian, and the rest are unknown. The average age of inmates in Washington is 38.9. One-quarter of the inmates are serving 2-5 year sentences. The highest number of inmates are incarcerated due to drug crimes then the next highest is assault.
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What are Washington Jail Records?
Washington jail records are the forms and papers that are filled out on each inmate in the system. Intake paperwork, moves to new facilities, visitor logs, medical history, court documents are just some of what is kept in each inmates criminal file. Washington jail records are updated frequently and shared among all branches of law enforcement, and some are even available to the public. These records follow each inmate from arrest all the way through parole appearances.
How to Search for Inmates in Washington
When searching for an inmate located in a Washington jail or prison, you need only their last name or DOC number. From there you will see a list of inmates with some information like ID, name, and facility. There is also a link where you can be notified of any updates to the prisoner’s status. This is for victims of crimes they committed. There is no option to see more details on each inmate. However, you can use a third-party online search portal to find out everything about someone in jail or prison including complete criminal history, mug shots and more.
Creating Public Jail Records
Washington Department of Corrections administrators are constantly filling out paperwork and creating jail records for each inmate. The process begins when something occurs regarding the inmate, such as when they are arrested, and their RAP sheets are typed up. Other events like visitor logs, court appearances, participation in work-release or educational programs, medical issues or other things that happen while they are incarcerated are all documented and kept in their jail record. Washington shares their jail records will all other forms of law enforcement to keep everyone abreast of what is going on with each prisoner.
Criminal Justice Quick Facts
Washington Prisoner Statistics by Gender
The number of Washington prisoners at the year-end of 2016 was 19,104, that saw a 4.5% increase compared to the previous year. Females made up 8.7% of prison population while the number of male prisoners counted 17,446 in 2016.
The Prisoner Change by Gender in % for the Last 10 Years
|Number of Male Prisoners||Number of Female Prisoners|
|Change in Number of Male Prisoners||Change in Number of Female Prisoners|
The Timeline of Total Prisoners from 2007-2016
The prison population of Washington is 19,104 inmates, that is 7.5% higher than it was 10 years ago. The highest number of prison population in Washington was in 2016, when the number of prisoners was 19,104 inmates.
Washington Parole Population
Washington parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 11,131 people, 198 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 191 people more compared to the previous year, which has increased by 1.7%.
Paroles per 100.000 population
Parole Total Population in Washington
Parole Entries & Exits
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
Adults entering parole, by type of entry
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The state of Washington runs 59 jails and 12 prisons. They currently have 19,802 inmates in prison and 12,150 in jail. Washington’s Department of Corrections operates off an annual budget of $1.9 billion and a staff of 8,300 employees. Based on one hundred thousand residents, Washington has a property crime rate of 3,494, a violent crime rate of 302 and an overall incarceration rate of 259. It costs Washington $46,897 per prisoner, per year. The Washington community corrections system also oversees 89,317 people on probation and 11,322 inmates on parole.
|Prison Name||Prison Type|
|Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC)||State Prison|
|Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC)||State Prison|
|Clallam Bay Corrections Center (CBCC)||State Prison|
|Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC)||State Prison|
|Larch Corrections Center (LCC)||State Prison|
|Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women (MCCCW)||State Prison|
|Monroe Correctional Complex (MCC)||State Prison|
|Olympic Corrections Center (OCC)||State Prison|
|Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC)||State Prison|
|Washington Corrections Center (WCC)||State Prison|
|Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW)||State Prison|
|Washington State Penitentiary (WSP)||State Prison|
|Kennewick Jail||City Jail|
|Redmond Booking Facility||City Jail|