The Pierce County Detention and Corrections Center is a medium / maximum custody facility that consists of two facilities, the new jail and the main jail, confining over 1,300 inmates.
The mission of the Pierce County Detention and Corrections Center is management in a safe and secure manner, of persons who have been charged with or convicted of offenses. It recognizes that, for sentenced prisoners, confinement is to ensure the safety of the public and the individual. The Center serves the courts and the criminal justice system.
- The Center shall confine persons in a responsible and humane manner that maintains self-dignity. It is hoped that prisoners can expect to leave the facility in no worse condition, physically or psychologically, than when they entered.
- With the belief that change is always possible, the Pierce County Detention and Corrections Center shall make available opportunities for prisoners to become involved in community-based programs which strive to promote change, self-esteem and a positive approach to a law-abiding lifestyle.
- The Center's operation shall be fiscally responsible and shall provide a safe and positive work environment for staff. It shall operate in accordance with the statutes and ordinances of Pierce County and the State of Washington.