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Can I volunteer to help inmates that are currently detained?
The Corrections Department has a family of dedicated volunteers who are instrumental in maintaining the successful operation of several in house programs available to the Jail population.

Programs range from weekly bible study, Sunday worship services, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Narcotics Anonymous meetings and crisis counseling.

These volunteers provide an invaluable service to the Jail and the community. They freely provide spiritual as well as emotional counseling on a weekly basis. Currently there are over 100 active dedicated volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Cowlitz County Jail, please fill out and return our Contract Employee & Volunteer Background Statement.

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1. How can an inmate recieve money, and/or how do inmate accounts work?
2. What is the mailing address of the jail?
3. How does the Inmate Phone System Work?
4. May I send mail to an inmate?
5. What type of property may be brought to an inmate?
6. What type of property can an inmate have while incarcerated?
7. When can an inmate release property to the public?
8. When can inmates buy items from the commissary?
9. When can inmates release money from their accounts to the public?
10. When an inmate is released, in what form will his/her account be returned?
11. Where will an individual be booked after his/her arrest?
12. How can someone that has just been arrested be released without first appearing in court?
13. What is bail?
14. How do I post an inmate's bail or fine?
15. Who determines if an individual can be released on bond prior to appearing in court?
16. What forms of payment will the Jail accept?
17. What is the deadline to post a bond for someone who has not appeared in court yet during a court day?
18. How do I find out when an inmate is scheduled for court?
19. After an inmate is sentenced, who calculates the release date?
20. Can the Corrections Department tell me when someone is scheduled for release?
21. What time of day are inmates released after they are finished with their sentence?
22. How are Inmate Meals prepared?
23. Who is contracted for Inmate Medical Care?
24. Are Inmates allowed to buy items from a commissary service?
25. Can I volunteer to help inmates that are currently detained?
26. How can an inmate (or soon to be inmate) be assigned to Work Crew, Work Release, or Electronic Home Monitoring?
27. Can inmates get haircuts while in jail?
28. Prison Information
29. If found guilty, how much time can be sentenced?
30. Is there a question that wasn't answered, or did you find an error?
31. How do I request Work Crew to clean up an area?


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