Maximum security cell block at the Whatcom County Jail in Bellingham. Since 2013, felony filings have increased by 20 percent and overcrowding causes booking restrictions, transfers to facilities across the state away from family connections and early releases.
Maximum security cell block at the Whatcom County Jail in Bellingham. Since 2013, felony filings have increased by 20 percent and overcrowding causes booking restrictions, transfers to facilities across the state away from family connections and early releases. Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald file
Maximum security cell block at the Whatcom County Jail in Bellingham. Since 2013, felony filings have increased by 20 percent and overcrowding causes booking restrictions, transfers to facilities across the state away from family connections and early releases. Philip A. Dwyer The Bellingham Herald file

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