San Juan County maintains a 72-hour holding facility in Friday Harbor. Commitments
from the court system that exceed 48 hours are transferred to Island County Correctional
Facility in Coupeville. Visiting inmates in Friday Harbor is limited to family members
only, and only as staffing permits. All persons taken into custody on islands other
San Juan are transferred to the Friday Harbor holding facility.
The Sheriff's Office operates an electronically home monitored work program for
selected inmates. Inmates on this program work on projects that are designed to
benefit the county tax-payer. Some inmates participate in a Work Release program
where they are permitted to maintain regular employment but are restricted to their
home except when at work. These work programs operate 7 days a week and are supervised
by Dan Seaton and Andy Urbach.