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Inmate Property

Personal Property That Inmates May Keep

During 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 Chehalis Tribal Corrections Facility
  • Hygiene Items
  • Envelopes, stamps, issued writing tools and paper (from commissary)
  • Medical aids (must be approved by contract Medical staff or On Duty Supervisor)
  • Limit of six (6) 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:

  • Inmate needs court-appropriate clothing for trial and is 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

Property will not be released while a person is in-custody.



Phone: (360) 709-1603
FAX: (360) 273-6318


30 Niederman Rd
Oakville, WA 98568

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday
8 AM – 4 PM

Visiting Hours:

Saturday & Sunday
Between 8 AM – 4 PM

The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

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