Corrections Branch

If you have inmate safety, communication or disability concerns, contact our staff, 24 hours per day, at 564.397.2207.   Communication or disability concerns can also be emailed to our Effective Communication Coordinators, Sgt. Stange or Sgt. Schaub, at: correctionsecc@clark.wa.gov

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Building Access during COVID-19 virus

Governor Inslee communicated that mask mandates for indoor public spaces and workplaces are ending for most people as of March 12, 2022.  Local governments are still able to enact mask requirements.

The following will be in effect for all visitors to the Sheriff’s Office buildings as of March 12, 2022.

  • All individuals are to continue social distancing while in the building.  In the public areas of the building employees/visitors may continue to wear masks, if they prefer, but wearing masks are not required.

  • Main Jail Lobby hours of operation will be 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • All professional inmate visiting - As of March 12th, we are continuing to social distance.  Wearing a face mask prior to and while in the building are no longer required. All professional visitors, while in the secured area of our facility, may wear a surgical face mask.

  • All personal inmate visiting will be limited to on-line.  At the Main Jail one (1) person may visit in the jail’s available lobby kiosks.  For at home use, contact:  https://www.gettingout.com/

  • All non-criminal fingerprinting services are by appointment only.  For further details concerning fingerprinting and CPL's, please click on these services links.

Fingerprinting services

CPL services

  • All Commissary and Telephone Kiosk access to place funds on an inmate’s account are available during Main Jail Lobby hours using the available Kiosks. ​​

  • All District Court Out of Custody Reporting for Sentences still need to report to the jail, paperwork documenting timely reporting will be processed and then the report date will be changed per District Court orders.

​These changes will be reviewed periodically as the COVID-19 pandemic situation continues to evolve.

Additional Information can be found at  https://www.clark.wa.gov/sheriff   or 564-397-2211

Additional Clark County Information concerning  COVID-19

 

Corrections Chief Phil Sample
Corrections Chief Phil Sample

 

 

 

Corrections Chief

Phil Sample

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Corrections Chief Ric Bishop has retired.  We thank him for all his years of service in the Clark County Sheriff's Office and the Corrections Branch.  We wish him the best.

Corrections Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote and maintain public safety through effective correctional and reentry practices. 

It is our vision to help inmates successfully re-enter our community, through a comprehensive level of supervision and care by following the elements of TRANSFORM.

TRANSFORM reflects the following correctional management approaches:

Treatment - includes screening at time of arrest for possible diversion, jail intake, transition, and discharge planning
Re-entry - includes discharge program tailored to each individual
Accountability - compliant with local, State, Federal and Constitutional laws
Networking - building partnerships with our diverse community
Safety - safeguarding the community, staff, and inmates
Fiscal Prudence - financially responsible operation of the jail
Organization - being responsive to meet the needs of the mission statement
Respect - respect for all members of our community; citizens, staff, and inmates
Mission - all policies, procedures, practices, and strategies will be tied into the corrections mission

The vision of TRANSFORM will be accomplished through the major program components of Pre-Release Programming, Transition Planning and Post Release Follow-up. Absent an inmate's choice to participate in a Reentry program, they will be housed in a safe environment, provided basic human services equal to or exceeding constitutional requirements, depending on the direction of the Sheriff and community expectations and standards.

Improvements and changes

In 2004, video arraignment was implemented providing better service to courts and paperwork and reduced inmate movement outside of the jail increasing safety for court personnel and the public.

The Corrections Branch adapts as federal laws and requirements change for jails regarding supervision, custody and care of adult pre-trial and sentenced offenders. In 2008, the Corrections Branch at the direction of the Sheriff, implemented the following additional education efforts and reporting systems related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA): 1) PREA requirements and reporting of incidents were provided to all persons coming into the facilities, 2) inmate education and information posted to avoid victimization, 3) a reporting system utilizing the inmate telephone system, and 4) investigative procedures, report writing and tracking systems were improved.

Re-entry

In 2013, the Corrections Branch embraced a new mission and vision, expanding from incarceration supervision to a broader, corrections-based supervision. Part of this change in focus is connecting people released from jail with community resources to reduce recidivism and promote healthier outcomes and safer communities in our county. The Corrections Re-entry Program began in 2014 and has already seen successes. For more information about this new program click on these links to view a video:

CCSO Inmate re-entry program

[video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jKo_MB6_-U"]

Community Resources

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ4Fz39Psd0]

Partnerships

Partnerships with law enforcement agencies, various courts, other branches of the Sheriff's Office, specialized units within the Corrections branch and staff work together to provide safety and security of the facilities for staff, visitors, and individuals in custody. 

Out of county jail commitments

Persons with jail commitments from other jurisdictions may, under certain circumstances, serve their sentence in other jurisdictions facilities.  The court of originating charges must approve you to serve your sentence in our facility.  Our facility must also approve your request. Your request is approved or denied in accordance to the safety and security of our facility.  You must fill out the form, in advance, completely and accurately and return to our facility for approval.  You will be contacted concerning our decision to your request.  If approved, you must be able to pay the per day fee in full and in advance and will be expected to follow all the rules of our facility.

Out of County Sentence Request Form (pdf)