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City signs jail contract

Nisqually closest facility willing, able to take bookings


December 8, 2022

The City of Shelton has contracted with the Nisqually Correctional Facility on Yelm Highway to provide jail beds for detainees.

The Shelton City Council on Tuesday unanimously passed the contract, which calls for the Nisqually Correctional Facility to receive $130 per day per inmate, with no guaranteed beds. Shelton Police Department employees will drive the inmates to the facility.

The city has been contracting with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office for jail services, and currently pays for seven guaranteed beds per day. Five of the beds are reserved for detainees who are only being char...

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