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Measures Added to Public Access to the Jail
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2014
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
Media line: 425-249-6263
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will
implement increased security measures to the lobby of the jail next week.
The goal of these measures is to increase inmate and staff security, as well as
reduce the risk of contraband (such as drugs and weapons) that could be
introduced into the inmate population by visitors.
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 14, visitors
to the Corrections facility at 3025 Oakes Ave in Everett, Wash., will be
required to go through security screening, which could include metal detector,
hand wand, pat down or a combination of any of the three. All packages
and personal items being carried into the facility (including backpacks,
briefcases, pursues, computer bags, etc.) will be subject to x-ray examination,
hand search or both. Screening will be facilitated by Olympic Security, a
private firm which is currently contracted to provide security to the county
Those coming to the jail for professional visits
(“P.V.”), such as attorneys, will still be allowed to enter with their laptops
and cell phones.