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Corrections Bureau - Inmate Property

Personal Property That Inmates May Keep

Inmate PropertyDuring the booking process, an inmate and their property will be searched. Inmates are allowed to keep their own underwear, plain white t-shirts, socks, and bras that do not have an underwire. A jail issued uniform, hygiene items and bedding items are provided to the inmate. Undergarments and additional/optional hygiene items are available for purchase through commissary.

While incarcerated, inmates may have in their possession:

  • A small, soft cover bound telephone/address book (no wire binding)
  • Up to ten (10) letters
  • Three (3) new paperback books; these must be of acceptable content and will remain at the facility upon release of the inmate (must be sent through the mail from a publisher or bookstore)
  • Legal paperwork
  • Commissary items from other facilities, only if like items are sold in the Thurston County Corrections Facility
  • Hygiene Items
  • Envelopes, stamps, soft pens and paper (from commissary)
  • Medical aids (must be approved by contract Medical staff or On Duty Supervisor)
  • Limit of eight (8) photographs (no Polaroid-type pictures)
  • Soft bound faith based book; this can be in addition to the three (3) paperback books
  • The following clothing items:
    • Three (3) pairs of socks (white)
    • Three (3) white t-shirts (no logos)
    • Three (3) pairs of underwear (standard boxers or briefs)
    • One (1) pair of long johns (white, beige, gray, or similar color)
    • Females may have three (3) bras (no underwire)

Leaving Property for an Inmate

Property may be accepted by Corrections staff for a specific inmate. These items may be dropped off at the Reception Desk during business hours:

  • Clothing will be accepted for inmates under the following circumstances:
    • Inmates that are scheduled for a jury trial (must be 1 day prior).
    • Inmate needs appropriate outer clothing for release.
    • Inmate workers may have tennis shoes.
    • Inmate who cannot order clothing items from the inmate commissary vendor because their size cannot be accommodated.
  • Medical items, as approved by medical staff.
  • Medications, as approved by medical staff.  Should be blister (bubble) packed and current or additional charges will be charged.
  • Funds for inmate accounts (Cash, U.S. Postal Money Order, U.S. Treasury Check, during normal Reception hours or Visiting hours)

All other items must be pre-approved by the On Duty Supervisor.

Picking up Property

Before an inmate can release their property, the inmate must ask for and sign a release form, which must be approved through the On Duty Supervisor. Once the release form has been approved by the Supervisor, the inmate property can be picked up. In order to pick up an inmate’s property, you must be the person specified on the property release form, and you must have your photo identification. WE CANNOT RELEASE PROPERTY WITHOUT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION. Bring your identification to the Reception Window, where a staff member will assist you. You will have to wait for staff to retrieve the property. The following items may be released by an inmate:

  • Keys
  • Quest EBT Card (this card will not be released to any individual unless their name is on the card)
  • State Issued Medical Card (Provider One)
  • Property that exceeds our storing ability may be released.
  • Property of an inmate who was transferred to another facility

Impounded Vehicles

If an inmate’s vehicle has been impounded, you need to contact the arresting agency. The Thurston County Corrections Facility may not have any information about impounded vehicles.