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Issaquah jail inmate info now online

The Issaquah Police blotter is compiled weekly by the Issaquah Reporter newspaper. - Image/City of Issaquah
The Issaquah Police blotter is compiled weekly by the Issaquah Reporter newspaper.
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The Issaquah Police Department announced Dec. 7 that information relating to inmates held in the Issaquah City Jail is now available online. The identities of those custody, arresting agency, charges, bail amounts and scheduled released dates will be updated four times a day for accuracy. As of Dec. 7, there are 51 men and women detained in the city jail held on charges such as harassment, third-degree theft and violating a restraining order. In the past, interested members of the public had to call the jail and wait for a corrections officer or other staff member to answer the phone. The city jail, built in 2000, is a 62 bed facility intended to accommodate misdemeanor offenders. In addition to providing a secure environment for Issaquah inmates, the following cities have contracted to house prisoners in the Issaquah Jail: Bellevue; Clyde Hill; Duvall; Maple Valley; Medina; Mercer Island; North Bend; Redmond; Sammamish; Snoqualmie; Black Diamond; Normandy Park; Bothell; Carnation; Kirkland; Shoreline; Woodinville; Newcastle and Pacific. Issaquah also contracts with Yakima County Corrections for housing some of Issaquah's long term/special prisoners, which saves Issaquah tax payers thousands of dollars per year. In recent budget negotiations, officials identified hiring additional corrections officers as a significant need and plan to fund an additional position at the city jail in 2010. The new information can be found at the city jail Web site: website location for this is; http://www.ci.issaquah.wa.us/jail Questions may be directed to Commander Conrad or Jail Manager Sergeant Enders with the Issaquah Police Department at (425) 837-3200.

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