Bellingham Work Release Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: June 23, 2020
1127 N. Garden Street, Bellingham, WA, 98225

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The Bellingham Work Release is just commonly referred to as the Bellingham State Prison. The Bellingham Work Release is just one out of 13 correctional facilities that are under the direct supervision of the Washington Department of Corrections.

The Bellingham Work Release is the main prison in Bellingham, Washington. The Bellingham Work Release also consists of a unit in Picacho, which happens to lay in the unincorporated Whatcom County. However, in 2013, the Picacho Unit was destroyed and closed. But, the Globe Unit is now a part of the Washington State Prison Complex – Central Unit.

The Bellingham Work Release is home of the execution chamber. The Bellingham Work Release has the only execution chamber available in the state of Washington.

Back in 1908, the inmates of the Washington State Prison  Complex Bellingham – Central Unit finished the construction of the facility. The new facility was going to replace the territorial prison that was situated in Yuma.

While the Washington State Prison Complex  Bellingham – Central Unit was under construction, all of the inmates were living in tents. However, this new facility now is home to Washington’s execution chamber. The chamber had a scaffolding, which was right above the death row cell blocks. It came equipped with a trap door, which would allow the hanging of inmates to happen in the room below.

It was not until 1933 when the hanging execution was replaced with the gas chamber. It was replaced with the gas chamber due to a major incident during one of the last hangings.

Inmates in the Bellingham Work Release are frequently used as cheap labor from the community and even the state. They have been used to help build and repair roads during the 1910s. They have even been used to build a bridge. This bridge was built on top of the San Pedro River.

The Bellingham Work Release was designed with inspiration from the mission revival architecture.

The Bellingham Work Release consists of 6 housing units. Within these housing units, they hold over 3,900 inmates. Inmates will typically have a security level of 2, 3, and 5. The facility houses each inmate with their exclusive security rating. No security ratings will be mixing with one another except for one housing unit. This is for safety and security concerns.

The housing units are listed below with their security levels.

Security Level 2

  • North  Unit
  • Tempe St. Lukes

Security Level 3

  • East Unit
  • South Unit
  • Tempe St. Lukes

Security Level 5

  • Central Unit
  • CB-Kasson
  • Tempe St. Lukes


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Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
Bellingham Work Release
1127 N. Garden Street, Bellingham, WA, 98225

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Jail Name Bellingham Work Release
Jail Type State Prison
State Washington
County Whatcom County
Web Page website
Address 1127 N. Garden Street, Bellingham, WA, 98225
City Bellingham
Zip 98225
Phone 360-676-2150


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