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Snohomish County Jail

3000 Rockefeller Ave.
Everett, WA 98201

Interview with Jon, Sabrina, Ronchie Boy, Gary, Lance, Seth, Liz, Nate, Duane and Aaron

JM: How long was your sentencing for?
Jon: 20 days
Sabrina: i never went to sentencing i took a deal due to the fact that the court had already failed me.
Ronchie Boy: 90 days I did 62.
Gary: 121 days work release that never occured
Lance: 20 days in Jail....
Seth: i was sentenced to 30 days time served for a month and a week. my sentencing wasnt long at all.
Liz: received 2 twenty two months sentences
Nate: Origanly 21 days but I did more
Duane: I got the full year. of course 8 months is what you serve
Aaron: 90 days

JM: Did you spend time in a holding cell after your sentencing? If so, what was that like? If you didn't where did they they take you instead?
Jon: Well during booking you are locked in a holding cell. The holding cell is cold and uncomfertable. usually mixed races and the phone dossent work well.
Sabrina: no but i did my time until my family made my bail and i hope no family ever has to go thro what mine did. snohomish county jail is chaios, and the staff does not have anything under anykind of control.
Ronchie Boy: I was brought back to classification.
Gary: no I was supposed to report to work release but with the extenuating circumstances i was not able to so i bonded out and showed back up to court telling the judge what had happend he did not want to hear any of it and held me for custody untill the sentence was up
Lance: Yes I was held in a small holding celllocated in the back of the Courtroom... I had to wait there until a Sheriff arrived to pick me up.
Seth: yes. i would have to wait for everyone else to finish their court first then i would only go to the holding cell to wait to be takin back to snohomish county jail.
Liz: yes,after getting sentenced were placed back into the same holding cell until everyone that had court at that time was finished.again the holding cell was all concrete but because it was very small it was very hot and cramped.
Nate: Holding cell is never fun just a waiting game to bring u to a unit were you will be spending your time super boring with nothing but a toilet in there
Duane: they always put you in a holding cell to observe the condition you are in. after maybe 8 hours they haul you up to the general population to sort you out.
Aaron: n/a

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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