What Inmates May Bring

In addition to court paperwork and picture identification, a person reporting to the Snohomish County Jail in Everett to serve a commitment may bring the following items (items should be brought in a paper bag as we don't allow backpacks, suitcases, etc.):
  • 3 pairs of underwear (plain, no buttons)
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • 3 plain short-sleeved t-shirts (white only, no pockets, no logo’s, no tank tops, no long sleeves)
  • 3 bras (no under wire) (Women only)
  • 1 pair thermal underwear (white or off-white only, no prints)
  • Information on current prescription medication (See below)
  • 2 pairs of eyeglasses (cloth cases only - no hard cases or metal hinges)
  • Personal or legal papers
  • 10 photographs no larger than four-by-six-inches (no Polaroid or pornographic photos)
  • Money to purchase commissary items and services (if desired)
Prescription Medication
Inmates should only bring information regarding current prescription medications (medication name, pharmacy, doctor’s name and number, etc.) and not the actual medication itself. Medications brought into the jail will not be dispensed but will be placed in the inmate’s personal property and returned to them upon release. The jail medical department will instead contact the inmate's physician and/or pharmacy to verify a prescription is current and then fill the prescription within approximately 24 hours. Nursing staff are available around the clock to verify inmate medications and initiate appropriate medical care.

What Inmates Should Not Bring
Any items brought into the Snohomish County Jail that are not on the list above will be placed in the jail property room and returned to the inmate upon their release. This includes items that an inmate may need either getting to, or after release from jail, such as keys, wallets, cell phones, and shoes worn into the facility. Whenever possible it is recommended that any items not absolutely needed be left at home.

The following are examples of items inmates may not have in the jail:
  • Keys
  • Wallets
  • Cell phones
  • Jewelry (this includes wedding bands - if possible, all jewelry should be left at home)
  • Shoes
  • Sweatshirts
  • Long-sleeve t-shirts
  • Tank Tops
  • Hair Ties (no scrunchies, rubber bands, etc.) - the only hair ties allowed must be purchased through the inmate commissary
  • Books and magazines may not be brought into the facility by inmates or by family and friends of inmates; inmates may utilize the inmate library or may have books mailed to them; bibles and religious texts are available through the Chaplain’s Office.