Corrections Bureau

By R.C.W. minors are not allowed in any correctional facility, we will be unable to provide you with service if you have minor children with you, children cannot be left unattended - Please do not bring children to the facility.

A Message from Chief Deputy of Corrections Todd ThomaChief Todd Thoma Portrait

The Thurston County Corrections Facility's top priority is the safety and security of the public, jail staff, and inmates. Sound policy, procedure and professional standards guide our correctional work and ensure we are following best jail practices.

Elements of our Mission Statement are as follows:

  1. Providing safe, secure, humane, and constitutional detention for pretrial and convicted individuals who have been legally detained.
  2. Developing and maintaining a professional staff through training, education, and professional development, realizing that each member is an important contributor to the success of our mission.
  3. Providing evidence based and/or best practice inmate programming, addressing areas of mental illness, chemical dependency, anger management, job skills, basic education, and transitional/re-entry case management in an attempt to positively modify cognitive thinking and behaviors thereby, reducing criminal behaviors and recidivism.

Every day the Thurston County Corrections Facility provides services to approximately 425 inmates, as well as the many attorneys, friends, and family members who visit them.  In addition to those incarcerated in our jail, we process over 20 new bookings and releases daily.

Having a loved one or a friend in jail can be a stressful situation, especially the first time, when the rules may not be familiar to you.  On the right side of this page you will find links to helpful information on jail services.  I encourage you to review this information to better understand Jail and Sheriff's Office operations, especially rules for inmate mail, money, and visiting.

Your feedback about our services is important to me.  Positive comments are appreciated and your complaints or constructive suggestions allow us to work on inefficiencies and improve.


Chief Todd Thoma, Corrections Bureau Commander