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Whatcom jail visitation closed indefinitely due to aging building

Broken elevators lead to closure, offender relocation

Whatcom County's jail windows behind tree branches.
Whatcom County's jail, adjacent to the courthouse in Bellingham, has been deemed substandard for decades. Officials are beginning to plan a new jail along with expanded social services to reduce incarceration rates. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday the indefinite suspension of all visitation a

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