Commit A Crime In Everett, WA And You May Serve Your Jail Time in Yakima

October 16, 2014

Everett, Everett Government

Everett Jail

Everett may send prisoner to Yakima instead of the Snohomish County jail.

The City of Everett is looking to send certain people sentenced to serve jail time to Yakima instead of Everett. Wednesday night the Everett city council heard a briefing from the city administration on a plan to have those serving longer term sentences do their time in the Yakima County jail. The major reason is economics. The average jail stay for those convicted of misdemeanors in Everett is 10.9 days. The city currently pays the Snohomish County jail $64 dollars per day and that rate will soon rise to $84 for inmates without special needs and $200 a day for those with mental health or medical issues. The Yakima County jail is offering to take in inmates from Everett for $54 per day including transportation to and from Everett. City officials say they anticipate using the Snohomish County Jail for short term says and the Yakima County facility for those sentenced to longer terms. You can see the proposed agreement here.
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