Whatcom County Jail Timeline

A history of the Whatcom County jail since the construction of the existing facility.

Presented by Public Safety Now: compiled by Ray Baribeau, Jail Volunteer and Wendy Jones, Chief of Corrections Bureau.;xNLx;Learn more at [BuildASafeJail.com](http://www.buildasafejail.com). ;xNLx;;xNLx;[Produced by [Iosac Services](http://www.iosac.com)]

Jail opens

New Whatcom County Jail opens with on-site laundry and kitchen to accommodate offenders/inmates with total capacity of 148.

Staffing levels increased

Jail minimum staffing levels increased for safety upon order of Sheriff Brandland due to consistently high Jail populations.

Release some offenders with misdemeanor warrants

Memo to Jail staff authorizing offenders with misdemeanor warrants to be booked and, if they meet personal recognizance criteria, to be released.

Capacity increased to 160

Capacity increased to 160. Converted female Work Release space to 8 bed male dorm. Expanded 3K unit into adjacent storage room to gain 12 beds.

165 ADP

Jail’s average daily population (ADP) reaches 165.

169 ADP

Jail’s average daily population (ADP) reaches 169.

206 ADP

Jail’s average daily population (ADP) reaches 206.

First booking restrictions

Overcrowding triggers first booking restrictions to control population.

Overcrowding documented

Document prepared for Undersheriff Dave Wareing highlighting jail overcrowding issues.

223 ADP

Jail’s average daily population (ADP) reaches 223.

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