Buckley Jail is a City Jail used by the jurisdictions of Buckley to confine inmates for short periods while awaiting trial or processing. As inmates are staying for only a short period, it has fewer amenities than a jail or prison. Inmates do, however, have access to bathroom facilities and are provided with meals during their stay. Visitation is often non-contact through protective glass.
Many inmate detainees are delivered daily on minor misdemeanor charges like drunk or high, or with injuries from fights or assaults that led to their arrest. Some are mentally ill with no other place for the local police to place them. Some may stay less than one day or a few days, until they are released in a court proceeding after putting up bail or on their own recognizance promising to return for their court dates.
This city jail is designed in "pods" with a large common area where the tables are affixed to the floor along with attached seats. There are individual cells usually on two levels. Most of the time all inmates must remain in their cells. However there are times where the inmates area allowed in the pod playing games, eating or watching television. The inmates do not leave the pod unless they are going to the commissary, the library or the recreation area, under supervision. The city jail is considered a less stressful environment than prison.
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PO Box 640
Buckley , WA 98321