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Snohomish County Jail

3000 Rockefeller Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

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Are you headed to Snohomish County Jail? If so, you may be wondering what to expect from day to day inside this facility. Going to jail can be intimidating, especially if this is your first time.

While we can't promise that your time will be worry free, having the right information can help to prepare you for the experience. We have interviewed former inmates of Snohomish County, who have shared their insights and tips about how to make things as smooth as possible as you serve your time. Their interviews can be accessed by clicking the links to the left.

Take a few minutes to read their stories and find out what life is really like inside Snohomish County Jail.

Good Time
Due to overcrowding problems, many jails are set up to release inmates before their sentences are completely served. Snohomish County offers this "good time" to inmates. The typical amount of time that you can receive off your sentence is 10 days off for each 30 days sentenced. To earn this time off, you need to follow the rules, stay out of fights, and be respectful to officers.

Food
Snohomish County Jail provides three meals per day to inmates. Unfortunately, the food is rated very poorly. One former inmate said that even her cat would have refused it.

One of the least favorite meals is tuna fish, and some of the favorites are biscuits and gravy and cookies. On the positive side, if you have money in your account, you can buy snacks from the commissary to supplement the food the jail provides.

Telephones and Visitors
Keeping in touch with friends and family on the outside is a high priority for most inmates. Snohomish County does allow inmates to access telephones, but the phones only allow calls to landlines. The person receiving the call has to set up a prepaid account, and the calls generally cost $3-4 for a 15 minute call.

As you make phone calls through the jail, you should keep in mind that the jail does screen them. Inmates are allowed to have visitors up to three times per week. The visits are done via video monitor, and not in person.


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