By law, Washington Sheriffs are responsible for operating a jail and providing jail services. The corrections division consists of 11 corrections deputies, 2 sergeants, and a jail superintendent. Corrections staff are responsible for the day to day supervision and care taking of inmates incarcerated at the jail.
The average daily inmate population for 2014 was 49 inmates. Corrections
staff handle approximately 1,275 yearly bookings in a 1 year period. On
top of the supervision and care taking function, the jail also provides
and administers services/programs for inmates intended to reduce
criminal recidivism rates.
These programs include alcohol and drug dependency counseling, bible
study, anger management, and a partnership with Peninsula College to
provide adult basic education and GED assistance. The jail also
employees a part time cook responsible for the service of approximately
53,000 meals throughout the year.