Whatcom County Jail Work Center

County Work Release

Last Updated: April 10, 2024
2030 Division St, Bellingham, WA 98226
Mailing Address
311 Grand Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225

Whatcom Jail WC is for County Work Release offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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 Work Release facility.

The phone carrier is IC Solutions, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is JailATM. There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

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 Whatcom County Jail Work Center

You can support your loved ones at Whatcom Jail WC on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 360-676-6909.

At the Whatcom County Jail Work Center, inmates with good behavior have access to traditional jobs in the public sector during the day. The program offers varying degrees of freedom, some even allowing prisoners to work during the week and return home, serving their sentences on only weekends. Depending on the terms (which change from time to time), inmates may reside in a halfway house or under home confinement when not working. As they near their release date, residents may transition to reintegration programs, with potential offers of full-time employment upon full release.

Work release program initiatives have proven benefits, including increased employment opportunities post-release, accelerated job acquisition, higher post-release earnings, and reduced recidivism rates among participants. Whatcom Jail WC is committed to empowering inmates with skills and opportunities for successful reentry into society.

The Whatcom County Interim Work Center offers housing and programs for minimum security and program offenders, overseen by administrative staff. Our facility provides Alternative Corrections Programs, offering courts and offenders alternate forms of incarceration. These programs are designed to select participants posing minimal risk to the community, offset correctional costs through participant fees, establish specific supervision objectives, and maintain intensive contact with participants.

Current alternative programs include Electronic Home Detention, Work Release, In Custody Work Crew, and Out of Custody Work Crew. Electronic Home Detention involves supervised home confinement with electronic monitoring. Work Release allows individuals to maintain employment while serving their sentence. In Custody Work Crew offers in-facility work programs, while Out of Custody Work Crew involves community-based initiatives.

These programs aim to provide constructive alternatives to traditional incarceration, promoting rehabilitation, community safety, and individual accountability. For further details on our services, please contact us directly.

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 Whatcom County Jail Work Center.

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 aid@inmateaid.com, 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

Video Visits

Video Visits from Home:
Accept video visits on the go! Your incarcerated loved one can initiate a video visit from the tablet without needing to schedule ahead of time. You will need to create an account at gettingout.com and download the Getting Out mobile app to receive video visits. Be sure to be signed into the mobile app and have push notifications turned on.

Onsite Video Visits:

Video visits from both the work center lobby and the main jail lobby are available Sunday – Saturday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

All onsite video visits take place in the visitation lobby and must be scheduled ahead of time. There is no charge for an onsite video visit. These can be scheduled by the visitor during open lobby hours. If a visit is scheduled for you, you will see it under the video visits app. You will need to accept the visit. Then at the scheduled time, the visitor can connect from the lobby, and all the tablets will have a pop-up notification displaying the name of the inmate who has a visit. That inmate can take a tablet to the docking station and log in to be connected to the visitor.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.