Jail Division

Effective immediately

We will no longer be accepting correspondence unless it is contained in a plain white envelope.

The Cowlitz County Jail expanded it's footprint by building a new facility to better serve our community in 2005. As the only detention center in Cowlitz County, we serve Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Kalama, Woodland, and all of the smaller communities of Cowlitz County.

Averaging around 325 residents at any given time, Cowlitz County Jail also contracts with the Washington State Department of Corrections to house inmates who violate the terms of their post conviction supervision agreement.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 requires Adult correctional facilities to investigate any accusations of sexual assault while in confinement. If you have information regarding a sexual assault and would like report it, please call (360) 577-1206 or report it HERE. PREA related criminal investigations are conducted by the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office. For more information please click HERE.
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Volunteer in the Jail!

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  1. Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

    Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be Monday, October 21 at 6 pm in the Cowlitz County Expo Center.
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