Thurston County WA Corrections Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: March 21, 2024
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW , Olympia, WA 98502

Thurston Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

Satellite View of Thurston County WA Corrections Facility

You can support your loved ones at Thurston Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 360-786-5510.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work here so that you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Thurston Co Jail is a detention center located at 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW Olympia, WA which is operated locally by the Thurston County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Thurston County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Olympia Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for Washington here.

The Thurston County Corrections Facility is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the public, jail staff, and inmates. Guided by sound policies and professional standards, the facility operates with a focus on best practices in correctional management.

At the core of its mission are several key principles. Firstly, the facility prioritizes providing safe, secure, and humane detention for both pretrial and convicted individuals who are lawfully detained. This commitment extends to upholding constitutional standards in all aspects of detention.

Secondly, the facility places a strong emphasis on the development and maintenance of a professional staff. Through comprehensive training, ongoing education, and opportunities for professional growth, every team member is equipped to contribute effectively to the facility's mission.

Additionally, the Thurston Co Jail is dedicated to offering evidence-based and best-practice inmate programming. These programs address a range of needs, including mental health, substance abuse, anger management, job skills training, basic education, and transitional/re-entry support. By focusing on modifying inmate behavior and cognitive thinking, the facility aims to reduce recidivism rates.

The Thurston County Corrections Facility serves a diverse population of approximately 425 inmates each day. This includes providing services to inmates as well as facilitating visits from attorneys, friends, and family members. Furthermore, the facility handles a significant number of new bookings and releases each day, ensuring efficient and timely processing.

Recognizing the challenges faced by individuals with loved ones in custody, the facility offers accessible information on jail services. This includes guidance on inmate mail, handling of money, and visitation procedures. By fostering clear communication and transparency, the facility aims to support individuals navigating the complexities of incarceration.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in Washington. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Thurston County WA Corrections Facility.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

All visitation is conducted by video. Visits can either be conducted from home or on-site. On-site video stations are located in the Options Program building but are currently closed to the public. Please note: Visits must be scheduled and defendants must accept the visit. This can take several hours. Visitation is not instant.

  • All visitors MUST present current, valid picture identification. Acceptable forms of identification will be a State Issued Driver's License or Identification Card, Military Identification Card, or Passport containing a photograph. Temporary identification will only be accepted if it is accompanied by an additional piece of valid picture identification. All visitors under (18) years of age must use video visitation from home or other offsite locations.
  • An inmate must be released from custody for fourteen (14) days before they will be allowed to visit any inmate(s).
  • A visitor will be denied visitation if they have been drinking or smelled of intoxicants before entry to the facility.
  • The Thurston County Sheriff's Office Corrections facilities and County property are smoke-free. This includes the entrance to the Correctional Options building.
  • Loud and disruptive behavior and/or giving false information will not be tolerated and may result in denial or termination of a visit.
  • There will be no minors allowed in the Correctional Options Facility. No one under the age of eighteen (18) will be left unsupervised outside the Corrections facility.
  • No food or drink will be allowed inside the facility.
  • No weapons or items that may be construed as or utilized as weapons will be allowed in the facility. The presence of such items may result in criminal charges being filed.
  • Cell phones, cameras, or other electronic devices are prohibited and may be confiscated.
  • No headgear such as hats, bandanas, etc., will be worn in the facility.
  • Proper attire will be required for all visitors. Clothing such as tank tops or sleeveless shirts, shirts that expose the stomach, short shorts, low-cut blouses, see-through clothing, sleepwear, etc., will not be permitted. Visitors must wear shoes.
  • Video visitation hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, 7 days a week, and Holidays. Visitation is unavailable between Noon and 1:00 pm and between 5 pm and 6 pm.

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