Skagit County Corrections
Community Justice Center
Chief of Corrections: Don Marlow
Skagit County Jail
Jail Alternatives Program
600 S. Third (2nd floor)
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
The Skagit County Jail Alternatives Program was created in 1995 as way of reducing overcrowding in the jail. The Alternatives Program includes Electronic Home Monitoring, Community Service Work Program/Litter Crew and Work Release.For information on these programs or eligibility requirements, contact the Jail Alternatives Program Office at the phone number listed above.
The Jail Alternatives Program provides options to total incarceration (jail time) to qualified individuals. For instance, the Work Release program allows participants the opportunity to retain their jobs by allowing them to go to work from the jail and return to the jail after work. This allows them to pay their financial obligations, such as victim restitution, court fees and fines. Another example is Electronic Home Monitoring, where the participant is on “house arrest” and monitored with an ankle bracelet. While on EHM, participants are only allowed to be away from their home when at work or other scheduled times. Offenders pay a fee to participate in the program, so some of the costs are borne by them.
Individuals on the Community Work Program and Litter Crew have been involved in numerous projects, with continuing benefits for the citizens of Skagit County. These include litter removal, clean-up of dump sites, maintenance of courthouse and park grounds. Many TONS of litter and garbage are removed each year by these crews. These programs enable individuals fulfill their obligations to the judicial system, while at the same time making a positive impact in the community.
Jail Alternatives Staff:
Sergeant Aaron McIntosh
Deputy Keith Dillaman
Deputy Mary Margaret Ryan
Deputy Nick Johnson
Mondays 8:30AM - 12:00PM
Tuesday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM
For after hours contacts or emergencies, contact the Skagit County Jail at
(Note: all questions regarding application or eligibility must be handled during normal business hours.)