Corrections Department

The Cowlitz County Corrections Department is a criminal justice agency dedicated to providing and managing progressive correction services in an efficient, effective, and a socially responsible manner.

Our goal is to provide cost effective services while maintaining safety for the community, staff, and offenders.


Director Marin Fox supervises the Cowlitz County Corrections Department, a criminal justice agency that includes the divisions listed below:


1935 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

The Jail Division provides a safe and secure jail service for all of Cowlitz County detainees.

Probation Services

Hall of Justice - 1st floor

The Probation Services Division provides cost-effective supervision to offenders who are referred by the District and Municipal courts.

Offender Services

Hall of Justice - 3rd floor

The Offender Services Division offers a wide array of alternative sentencing options to local judges as well as services for inmates.

Volunteer background packets will only be accepted on Mondays and Fridays (holidays excluded) 9 am to 3 pm (Your photo will be taken when the completed packet is turned in).