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Detention Center Rules

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As an inmate of the Washington County Jail, you will be required to conduct yourself in an orderly, lawful manner and according to the following rules outlined in this document and provided to you by the Sheriff of Washington County, Indiana.

This handbook is provided to all inmates housed in the Washington County Jail. It will help you understand how the Jail operates and what we expect from you.

A PRIVILEGE is a benefit given by the Sheriff or Jail Commander, which is subject to be taken away, at any time, based on discipline, security risks, or emergency situations.

The following rules shall not prohibit the Sheriff or his designee from creating and enforcing temporary or permanent rules to protect the inmates, staff, and/or health and safety of any individual in the jail or the security on the residents of Washington County.

Discrimination or harassment of any type based upon sex, gender, race, color, national origin, religious preference, age or disability is prohibited.


1. Wear appropriate and adequate clothing as issued or instructed.
2. Shoes must be worn at all times unless in bunk.
3. Wearing boxers, underwear, or long underwear in the day room is prohibited.
4. Pants must not "sag".
5. No graffiti or writing on clothing.
6. All sleeveless or torn clothing will be disposed of and are not permitted.
7. Keep your cell and assigned area clean at all times.

a. No blankets or other material shall be draped from your bunks or any other area.
b. No blankets, mattress, or sheets will be taken into the dayroom.
c. No blankets, mattress, or other item are to be placed on the floor.
d. No pictures, news articles, or other items are to be attached to walls, ceilings, lights, or windows.
e. No covering lights or door windows or vents.
f. Inmates will not write, carve, or deface any area of the jail in any manner. Any inmate defacing the jail in any manner will be responsible for cleaning/refinishing those areas with the possibility of disciplinary action and/or criminal charges.

8. Cells will be cleaned daily in accordance with the schedules and procedures established by the corrections personnel. All supplies and equipment necessary to accomplish the required cleaning assignments will be provided.  All Chemicals must be kept in their original bottle. DO NOT mix any chemicals. If you get any chemicals on your skin, clothing, in your eyes or ingest the chemical contact an officer immediately to receive the proper medical treatment.
9. You must be in your assigned bunks at lights out (11 pm), unless otherwise approved by the Sheriff or Jail Commander.
10. Treat your fellow inmates and jail personnel courteously and fairly.
11. Gambling in any form is forbidden.
12. Respect the personal property and rights of fellow inmates.
13. Racism or discrimination of any kind will NOT be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action.
14. Inmates shall not enter into another inmate's cell and/or sit on another inmates bunk.
15. Walk in a single file line with your hands behind your back when moving throughout the facility for any reason.
16.  Inmates will address All Correctional staff with respect at all times. Correctional Staff will be addressed by Rank or officer or by his/her last name and in a respectful manner.


Inmates will be issued a clean mattress, 1 sheet, 1 blanket, 1 uniform, 1 pair of shower shoes, 1 hygiene kit, and 1 roll of toilet paper upon movement to their designated cell.

1. Toilet paper will be passed once a week on Thursdays
2. Inmates going to court, visitation, appointments, medical room, etc. will use the restroom facilities prior to leaving their cell and be dressed in full uniform.
3. Each person shall shower on a daily basis unless instructed otherwise by staff. Showers will be taken during the hours of 6 am to 11pm.
4. Each shift will make visual inspection of cells. Any cell that is not clean will lose privileges such as TV, Phone, Commissary, Visitation, or Recreation until the problem is taken care of. This will include items hanging on bunks and walls.

Clothing: You are required to wear your shirt, jumpsuit, pants, and shoes at all times outside of your cell. You must wear a jumpsuit at all times while in your domiciles day room.


Improper use of clothing is prohibited. Improper use of clothing includes, but is not limited to, the following:

1. Altering detention center clothes: cutting socks, t-shirts or other detention center property to wear as arm bands or head covering.
2. Rolling or cuffing pants while outside of the cell or during a cell search or pat downs.
3. Wearing socks outside pants.
4. "Sagging" is a slang word regarding the wearing of pants lower than designed.
5. Wearing towels or other items as turbans except for females when returning from the shower.
6. Wearing shoes in a way not designed to be worn.
7. Wearing oversized clothing unless issued to you.
8. No hair accessories are allowed, unless purchased from commissary. Hair accessories (head bands, ponytail holders, etc.) are not to be worn around your wrist.


1. Each visitor must have a valid photo ID and be at least 18 years of age. Anyone under the age of eighteen shall be accompanied by a legal guardian.
2. Inmates are expected to behave in a calm, dignified manner during the visitation period. Out of respect to other inmates and visitors there will be no loud talking, boisterous behavior or profane, vulgar language.
3. Inmates will conform to dress code. They will wear the jail issued uniform. Sleeves and pant legs will not be rolled up.
4. No former inmates will be allowed to visit until they have been out of jail for at least one year or until approved by the Sheriff or Jail Commander.
5. Washington County Sheriff's Department reserves the right to refuse anyone the right to visitation or stop visitation at any time.
6. Any visitor who becomes disruptive, disorderly, unruly, or abusive will be removed from the facility immediately. If a violation of Indiana Law has occurred, criminal charges or arrest may occur. The person may also be prevented from further visitation at the Washington County Justice Center.
7. The free visit is to be used by you. If another inmate is seen using your free visit you and the other inmate are subject to having your accounts suspended for up to 30 days.


1. Cameras are installed in all common areas throughout the facility. They are angled to prevent any direct view of an inmate using the toilets or showers. Shower curtains add extra privacy from any direct view of an inmate while they are showering.
2. If you are using the shower, you are required by policy to remain covered up until you close the shower curtain and you must cover up prior to exiting the shower. If you fail to comply with this policy, you may be viewed on camera.
3. Due to the hanging shower curtains and the cameras being angled to prevent any direct views of an inmate using the toilets or showers, this policy IS NOT in violation of PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act).


1. Razors will be dispensed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
2. Razors will be collected one hour after being passed.
3. No one on suicide watch will be given a razor.
4. Any razor returned broken or damaged will result in disciplinary action.
5. No exceptions will be made without the approval of the Jail Commander.



1. Fingernail clippers will be passed into each cell block on Wednesday evenings.
2. Fingernail clippers will be kept in barbicide before and after use.
3. Any fingernail clippers returned broken or damaged will result in disciplinary action include loss of their use.
4. No exceptions will be made without the approval of the Jail Commander.


Mail shall be dealt with in a manner which complies with Indiana Jail Standards 210 IAC 3-1-16

1. No mail from another detention center may be received without prior approval of the Sheriff or Jail Commander.
2. No books will be accepted through the mail from an individual. They must come in through the mail and mailed directly from the publisher. Any publication must receive prior approval from the Jail Commander. Due to jail security certain publications will not be allowed.
3. No packages allowed. No items can be delivered into the facility unless approved by the Jail Commander.
4. No stickers or stains can be affixed to the letter.
5. No magazines will be accepted through any means.
6. When mailing a letter out of the facility nothing but the letter is to be placed in the envelope.
7. Indigent inmates will be furnished with free writing supplies and postage sufficient for at least two pieces of correspondence per week. To be considered indigent you must have $15.00 or less on your account for a period of 30 days or longer with no deposits.
8. Inmates in the jail may not correspond with other inmates in the jail.
9. Mail must be addressed correctly in order to be sent out. Inmate's full name must be on the letter with the jail's return address listed. The letter must be properly addressed to the intended party (full name, street # and name, city, state, and zip code).
10. Third party mail will be returned to the sender.
11. Jail officials may open and inspect mail received at the jail or sent from the
jail by an inmate if they have reasonable suspicion or reliable information to believe it contains contraband or information in the correspondence may pose a serious threat to the staff, facility, inmate, or member of the community.
12.Inmates will not receive the envelopes only the contents of the envelopes if the contents meet the requirements of the jail.
13. Incoming mail may only be wrote in plain blue or black ink. Letters wrote in gel ink or any other colored ink will not be approved and will be placed in the inmate's property.
14. Incoming mail must be wrote on white paper. Any other colored paper, paper with stains on it, or typed letters will be placed into the inmate's property.
15. No drawings will be given to the inmate.
16. Letter or cards with stains or glitter will be refused and placed into the inmates property.
17. Pictures will not be accepted into the facility all pictures must be sent in through the kiosk.

If the mail is from a government official, courts, attorney, or representatives of the public news media and it is clearly marked as privileged, it must be opened in the presence of the inmate.


All inmates shall have the right to file written grievances regarding sexual abuse or sexual misconduct, treatment, or conditions in the jail.

Every inmate incarcerated has the right to submit grievances. Grievances' should be transmitted without altercation, interference, or delay to the person or entity responsible for receiving and investigating a grievance.

1. Inmate grievance forms: There is a separate and distinct form used for the grievance complaint. This form can be found on the kiosk.
2. Inmate grievance forms must first go through the Jail Lieutenant. The Jail Lieutenant has 7 business days to respond to the initial grievance.
3. Grievance appeal process: If an inmate chooses to appeal the result of a grievance filed, they may do so with the appeal board. Which consist of the Jail Commander and the Chief Deputy. At which time the Appeal board has 15 business days to respond to the grievance and the decision of the appeal board is final.
4. If there is not a Kiosk available to you then you can request a paper grievance and one will be given to you.


1. A Grievance form alleging sexual abuse or sexual misconduct will be accepted at any time regardless of when the incident was to have occurred.
2. An inmate may submit an Emergency Grievance if they want to immediately report an incident of sexual abuse or sexual misconduct that is occurring or has recently occurred. They will be dealt with IMMEDIATELY.
3. If the Grievance alleges an incident against an officer, the Grievance will not be submitted or referred to that officer.
4. A final agency decision on the qualities of any portion of the grievance alleging sexual abuse or sexual misconduct shall be issued within 90 days of the grievance first being submitted. The 90 day time period will not include the time taken by the inmate in preparing any administrative appeal.
5. Washington County Sheriff's Department can claim an extension of up to 70 days if the normal time period for response is insufficient to make an appropriate decision.
6. The inmate will be notified in writing when the facility files for an extension,
including notice of the projected date in which a decision will be made.


1. Phones are located in the cell blocks You can transfer money from your commissary account to your phone account via the telephone.
2. Family and friends can purchase phone time and add money to your accounts from the kiosk machine located in the lobby of the jail.
3. Phones/TV's are automatically turned on at 7 am and turned off at 10:45 pm, unless otherwise stated by the Sheriff or Jail Commander.
4. Attorneys usually will not accept a collect call. If you need to contact an attorney you can fill out a request slip and the request will be forwarded to the attorney.
5. We do not take/pass messages from family members or friends.
6. Abuse or excessive use by any inmate will not be tolerated and disciplinary action will follow.
7. No phone calls will be allowed from the booking phones. If there is an emergency you need to fill out a request slip with the appropriate information, it will be verified and a decision will be made by the Command Staff.
8. Anyone that damages or destroys a T.V. or phone in anyway will loose privileges' and jail rule violation or criminal charges will occur.


Most items needed for your stay will be provided or can be purchased from the commissary.

Inmates may not trade or sell commissary items and at no time shall commissary be passed from one cell to another. Trading and buying commissary for someone else is prohibited. Anyone violating commissary rules will be excluded from ordering commissary for the duration of their stay.

If you have placed an order for in-house commissary and then are transferred, release, bonded, etc, your order will be held for 30 days, during which time you may come and pick it up with a valid ID. After 30 days, you forfeit the commissary and it will be disposed of. YOU MAY NOT LEAVE COMMISSARY TO ANOTHER INMATE.

NOTE: If you attempt to have money placed on a fellow inmate's commissary account in order to maintain your indigent status the inmate's account will be charged for your co-payment. You and that inmate will lose his/her commissary privileges for life.

1. Commissary accounts: Each jail commissary shall be managed and operated in a manner consistent with the standards of the Indiana Board of Accounts and all other state and federal laws.
2. Commissary will be turned on Mondays and Thursdays between 7am and 3pm. Any orders placed outside this time frame WILL NOT BE FILLED. Special, circumstances, such as holidays, may alter these times, but you will be made aware of this beforehand.
3. Any orders placed outside the designated time frame will be refunded.
4. Commissary will be passed Tuesdays and Fridays when Jail Staff gets time.
5. A max of 2 bags of coffee may be ordered each order.
6. A max of 10 packets of each type of over the counter pill or cream may be ordered each order.
7. Count your order promptly after you receive it and then count it again. All complaints regarding missing commissary items must be filed no later than 1 hour after commissary is passed.
8. If we catch anybody not using the commissary items as they are intended, those items will be thrown away.
9. An inmate will be allowed to purchase stamps, paper, envelopes, pens, and hygiene items from commissary even when commissary privileges have been suspended.
10. There shall be adequate storage space for commissary and hygiene products in your living area.
11. The Commissary Officer reserves the right to substitute items for items not in stock.
12. Price changes are possible at any time; you will be notified if any changes occur.
13. Indigent packs will be passed once every two weeks.
14. All paper currency on your person at the time of arrest will be deposited into your account.
15. When you book out your remaining balance will be refunded to you in the form of a check/debit card.

Stamp Information
Amount of Paper Weight (approx) Amount of Postage
1-3 Sheets 1 oz 0.98
4-8 Sheets 2 oz 1.19
9-14 Sheets 3 oz 1.40
15-20 Sheets 4 oz 1.61




If you or another inmate is in need of emergency medical treatment, notify a jail officer immediately. Emergency medical treatment is available 24 hours a day. Routine medical services are available at the jail, and are accessed by completing a Sick Call Request form that can be obtained on the kiosk. The jail physician visits the jail once weekly. All requests will be reviewed by the medical staff and they will determine the most appropriate course of action.

Emergency eye care will be provided by the jail physician, emergency room physician, or specialist. Eye exams for any inmate who does not currently wear glasses will only be conducted by order of the jail physician.

Emergency dental care will be provided at the direction of the jail physician.

1. Medical Services
Doctor visit............. $10.00 co-pay
Prescription............. $5.00 co-pay
Pregnancy Test.........$25.00 co-pay

Co-pays will be deducted from the inmate's commissary account. If the inmate is indigent medical attention will be provided and the fee will be placed on the account. Co payments will be deducted before commissary can be ordered.

2. Medications

A structured system for medication storage and distribution has been established. Any inmate receiving regular medication will receive individual doses at the specific time of day. If an inmate abuses his/her medications, by saving, trading, selling or refusing medications, medical privileges will be limited to emergencies. All medical policies will be reviewed and approved by the jail physician who is duly licensed to practice medicine in the State of Indiana.

Inmates refusing medications will be reported to the probation office, judge or other appropriate party.

Medical Staff will respond to non-emergency requests within seventy-two (72) hours.


1. Although every attempt has been made to address violations, any act punishable by law would be considered a rule violation and may result in criminal prosecution and additional charges. It should also be noted that nothing shall prohibit the Sheriff or designee from creating and enforcing additional rules whenever necessary to protect the security of the institution, the health and safety of the individuals in the institution or community, or to prevent damage or loss of the facility property or resources.

2. An inmate will receive written notice of any formal charge of misconduct against him/her within twenty-four (24) hours of knowledge or discovery or at the conclusion of an investigation, except weekends and holidays. Any officer or staff member at his or her discretion may place an inmate in isolation pending an investigation.

3. An inmate who receives a notice of jail rule violation will be afforded a hearing to determine his/her guilt or innocence and the disposition of the charge. However, the charged inmate MUST request in writing that they want a hearing.

4. If the inmate chooses to have a hearing, it will be conducted by an impartial Hearing Committee within seven (7) days, excluding weekends and holidays.

5. A Hearing Committee can include any two staff members of Washington County Sheriff Department who were not involved in the violation at the discretion of the Sheriff or Jail Commander.

6. If the Hearing Committee finds that the inmate committed the violation(s) as charged, they will determine if the discipline will result in disciplinary segregation, loss of privileges, revocation of earned credit time, or a combination of all.

7. If the inmate is found not guilty to the charge, his/her record will be expunged of any reference to the charge.

8. A request to appeal the decision of the hearing must be made in writing to the Sheriff. The Sheriff has ten (10) days to overturn or modify the decision of the Hearing Committee.

9. Continued violations WILL result in loss of credit time.

10. While on disciplinary segregation, the inmate will not be allowed to have anything other than hygiene items, county issued property, one bible and legal mail. All other items will be removed and returned upon completion of disciplinary segregation.

11. Any violation of Federal, State, or Local Law may be subject to criminal charges.

12. If placed in segregation for more than 30 days every 30 days a metal and medical evaluation will be conducted at no cost to the inmate.


• Violation of any criminal law involving an offense against a person and/or resulting in serious bodily injury, not covered by any other disciplinary offense.
• Assault/ battery upon another person, with or without a weapon (including the throwing of body fluids or waste on another person) or inflicting serious injury.
• Rioting.
• Possession or use of any explosive, ammunition, hazardous chemical (e.g., acids or corrosive agents) or dangerous or deadly weapon.
• Escape/attempted escape
• Conspiracy/Attempting/Aiding/Abetting to commit any Class A offense.
• Engaging in trafficking or conspiracy to traffic.
• Any and all consensual and nonconsensual sexual acts.
• Refusing a mandatory program.
• Assault on staff (including contractors and volunteers)
• Possession or use of any unauthorized controlled substances.
• Refusal to submit to any testing or sampling required by statute (e.g., DNA sampling) or refusal to submit to a test to determine the presence of alcohol or a controlled substance, including failure to provide an adequate or unadulterated specimen for testing purposes.
• Abusive sexual contact.
• Possession of electronic device.
• Possession of literature or plans regarding an explosive, ammunition or a dangerous or deadly weapon.
• Possession of escape paraphernalia, a disguise, a mask, or a dummy or dummy-like object.
• Setting or attempting to start a fire.
• Unauthorized possession of any item of property that has been altered or modified from its intended use for the purpose of being used as a weapon.
• Counterfeiting, forging, or unauthorized reproduction or possession of any document, article, identification, money, passes, security or official paper.
• Making or possessing intoxicants, or being under the influence of any intoxicating substance.
• Giving or offering a bribe or anything of value to a staff member, authorized volunteer, visitor or contractor or giving to or accepting from any person anything of value without proper authorization.
• Fleeing or physically resisting a staff member in the performance of his/her duty.
• Use or possession of any unauthorized tobacco or tobacco products (including lighters, matches, cigarette rolling papers)
• Destruction or attempted destruction of any county property.
• Leaving assigned cell without permission.
• Security Threat Group/unauthorized organizational activity.
• Impairment of surveillance.
• Threatening or intimidating another with bodily harm or with an offense against the person or property.
• Unauthorized possession, destruction, alteration, damage, or theft of property belonging to another.
• Exposing/fondling/touching oneself.
• Engaging in, or encouraging others to engage in, a group demonstration, work stoppage or refusal to work.
• Tampering with, altering or blocking any locking device or mechanism or possession of any device that may be used to pick locks.
• Disorderly conduct: exhibiting disruptive and/or violent conduct which disrupts the security of the facility or other area in which the offender is located.
• Filing a frivolous, unreasonable or groundless civil or criminal claim.
• Unauthorized possession and/or display of any gang symbol, paraphernalia, photograph or any other item.
• Possession or solicitation of unauthorized personal information.
• Disfiguring, cutting, piercing, removing, mutilating, discoloring, tattooing anyone's body, including one's own body.
• Possession of tattooing paraphernalia.
• Misuse of authorized medication/medical devices.
• Possession of unauthorized medication/medical devices.
• Unauthorized participation in any business activity.
• Flooding or attempting to flood a cell.

Major Violation Sanctions

If an inmate is found guilty of a major violation, the following sanctions will be imposed:

 10-30 days lock down Per offence
 Loss of commissary for duration of lock down
 Loss of telephone privileges for duration of lock down
 Loss of visitation privileges for duration of lock down (excluding attorney visits)
 Indoor/outdoor recreation offered 5 days a week
 Loss of classes
 Recommended earned credit time deprivation of _______ days


• Making sexual gestures towards another person.
• Unauthorized possession of money or currency.
• Unauthorized possession of food items, including obtaining more meals or food items than authorized.
• Behavior that is offensive or may intimidate another person.
• Refusing to obey an order from any staff member.
• Making comments romantic in nature or sexual gestures or exposures towards another person (officer, visitor, volunteer, inmate).
• Insolence, vulgarity or profanity toward staff or visitors.
• Lying or providing a false statement.
• Participating in any unauthorized meeting or gathering.
• Interfering with the taking of count.
• Any unauthorized possession, alteration, removal or relocation of personal property.
• Faking or feinting an illness for the purpose of obtaining medication or creating unnecessary medical treatment.
• Unauthorized use or abuse of mail, telephones, or visitation.
• Interfering with a staff member in the performance of his/her duties.
• Gambling or possession of gambling paraphernalia, or preparing or conducting a gambling pool, lottery, drawing or other game of chance.
• Physical contact with another person including, kissing, hugging or handholding unless allowed.

Medium Violation Sanctions

If an inmate is found guilty of a minor violation the following sanctions will be imposed:

 1-15 days lock down per offence
 Loss of commissary for duration of lock down
 Loss of telephone privileges for duration of lock down
 Loss of visitation privileges for duration of lock down (excluding attorney visits)
 Indoor/outdoor recreation offered 5 days a week
 Loss of classes



• Violating any facility rule, regulation, or standing order if said rule, regulation, or standing order has been posted or otherwise communicated to the offender.
• Failure to follow safety or sanitation regulations, using any equipment or machinery unless specifically authorized to do so or operating such equipment or machinery in a manner contrary to instructions or posted standards.
• Being unsanitary or untidy; failure to keep one's person or one's quarters in accordance with standards which have been posted or otherwise communicated.
• Unauthorized contact with the public.
• Making loud and boisterous noises.
• Behavior that disrupts the orderly operations of the department.
• Wearing of a disguise, mask, or any prohibited item on the head.
• Indecent exposure.
• Horse play.
• Unauthorized communication with inmates housed in lock down or another cell block. This includes but not limited to passing notes, talking through the door, vents, or windows.
• Obstructing the view of a staff member.
• Placing objects over lights, cell windows, or vents.
• Taking food from another inmate's tray or storing food from inmate's tray.
• Failure to wear a complete jail uniform when not in cell or not wearing the uniform in a proper manner.
• Sitting, climbing, jumping or lying on tables.
• Being inappropriately dressed in cell.
• Having mat in an unauthorized area.
• Placing pictures, papers, or other items on wall, vent, ceiling, bunk, windows, etc.
• Failure to have bunk made in accordance with facility guidelines.

Minor Violation Sanctions

If an inmate is found guilty of a restriction violation the following sanctions will be imposed:

 Up to 7 days in segregation per offence
 Loss of pin number up to 1 week
 Cleaning duty (# of weeks will be specified)


Administrative segregation (Ad Seg) is for inmates that decide they cannot get along in the block they are assigned to.

• Inmates in Administrative segregation can have all items with them that people in general population have.
• Inmates in Administrative segregation will be locked down 23 hours a day 7 days a week.
• Inmates in Administrative segregation will be let out of their cell at 8 am for one hour.
• The hour allowed out they can use the phone, watch TV, order commissary or sit and talk with other inmates in administrative segregation.

If placed in administrative segregation every 30 days, the inmate will be evaluated by command staff to evaluate if the inmate is ready to return to population. If deemed not ready to return to population then a medical and mental evaluation will be conducted by medical professionals.



Inmates will be classified before going to general population. They will be classified into the following categories unless classifications officer or jail commander over rides.

• Minimum
• Medium
• Maximum
• Medical
• Protective Custody (PC)


Haircuts will be offered every 6 weeks, and can be purchased on Commissary. At the time of haircuts, all indigent inmates will be offered a free haircut.



The Washington County Jail offers many programs and services for inmates to participate in. All programs offered in the facility are at no cost to the facility and are done strictly by volunteers.

Keeping inmates actively occupied is a positive way of managing negative behavior. Idleness and boredom can lead to a wide range of behavioral problems (disruptive behavior, property damage, graffiti, fights). Research consistently correlates idleness as a significant contributor to negative behavior; therefore by providing a wider range of programs and services officers are able to more easily manage inmate behavior or alleviate negative behaviors all together.

Alcoholics Anonymous:

Alcoholism creates a serious threat to an individual's well-being. This counseling program presents an opportunity for help to the inmate in need. AA classes are offered to any inmate who wishes to attend and is provided on a weekly basis.


Church Services

All inmates who wish to do so may attend church services which are led by Pastors in the area. Services are held Saturday, Tuesday, and alternating Mondays.

R.E.C. (Residents Encounter Christ)

Residents Encounter Christ of Southern Indiana (REC) is a Christ-centered ministry whose sole purpose is to carry the message and display the love of Jesus Christ to the residents of jails and prisons in Southern Indiana.

This is a celebratory event that lasts three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Songs are performed by a musical group and leading Pastors provide stimulating events and dialogue allowing the inmates to engage in a manner not experienced by other programs.


The inmates are allowed to watch television on numerous different stations. During special sporting events or other special occasions, the inmates may be allowed to stay up late and watch these events. (if given permission from sheriff or jail commander)


The jail library consists of a wide variety of literature. Books from the library are distributed by cart to all inmate cell areas.


To help reduce the level of inmate inactivity they are provided with the opportunity to purchase games from commissary to help pass the time.


The Washington County Sheriff's Department reserve the right to add/enforce rules that are not listed as we see fit to maintain the safety and security of the facility, other inmates, and staff.

Crime Tip Hotline 812-883-6566or via Email