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Staffing Changes Implemented at Jail
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2014
Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, [email protected]
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office media line: 425-249-6263
EVERETT, Wash. – Earlier today, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary implemented
booking restrictions at the jail, as well as placing restrictions on the number
of inmates placed in the jail’s specialty housing units, such as Medical
Housing, Observation, and Acute Psychiatric.
“We have experienced a significant increase in
inmates with medical and mental health challenges which has maximized the
capacity of our staff and facility,” said Trenary. “These restrictions
will remain in place until we have the necessary resources to manage the needs
of our inmate population, while prioritizing the safety and well-being of the
inmates and staff.”
Under the restrictions, the jail will not accept non-violent
misdemeanor arrestees with medical or acute psychiatric needs which require
they be housed in special housing areas. The jail’s specialty housing
units will be restricted to the maximum allowable bed space, meaning no “double
bunking” of inmates will be allowed.
In addition, the jail will restrict the booking of probable
cause (“PC”) and warrant misdemeanor arrests, except for the following
Sex offenses, most serious offenses, serious violent crimes, and
violent crimes as defined in RCW 9.94A.030.
Misdemeanor sex offenses, e.g. Communicating with a Minor for
Immoral Purposes, as defined in RCW 9.68A.090, and Indecent Exposure, as
defined in RCW 9A.88.010.
Domestic violence crimes, as defined in RCW 10.99.
Harassment crimes, as defined in RCW 9A.46.
Stalking, as defined in RCW 9A.46.110.
Violations of No Contact orders, as defined in RCW 10.99.
Violations of restraining orders and protection orders
restraining or excluding a person from a residence, issued pursuant to RCW
chapter 26, and in violation of RCW 10.99 or RCW 26.
Luring, as defined in RCW 9A.40.090.
Vehicular assault, as defined in RCW 46.61.522.
A charge of Intimidating a Public Servant as Defined under RCW
Any felony assault crime directed towards any Custody or
All felonies and DUIs
All valid bond surrenders, misdemeanor or felony.
All commitments, misdemeanor or felony.
All court remands.
If an inmate is booked on a felony and he/she also has
outstanding misdemeanor warrants, we will book the misdemeanors.
If an inmate has served time and upon release warrant check,
warrants are discovered, we will book.
Staffing changes with jail leadership were also
made this week. Bureau Chief Rob Beidler will assume command of
corrections with Lt. Tony Aston assuming the role of Corrections Major.