Helping an Inmate

An inmate waits for assistance at the Booking counter

Dear Friends and Family of an Inmate,


Having a loved one or a friend in jail can be a stressful situation, especially the first time, when there are so many unknowns. As family and friends, you may want to offer support and encouragement.  That can be difficult if you have never been in jail, maybe have never visited a jail, or you just do not know our rules.


On the left side of this page you will find links to information about jail procedures.  Any topic under the heading "Jail" could be helpful.  However, we have listed the most frequently needed links below to get you started.  If you are unable to find an answer to your question, we would like to help.


Here are the most frequently needed links:


Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and our facility.  I am certain you will find the Washington County Jail to be a clean and professionally run facility.  There are many rules in a jail, as you can imagine, and we will endeavor to provide you with friendly and helpful customer service when you contact us.




Commander Karlyn Degman

Washington County Jail