Custody Levels, Categories & Review

Classification Custody Levels

The inmate's assigned institutional custody designation within the assigned security level, consists of one of the following:
  • Level 1 high
  • Level 2 close custody
  • Level 3 high medium
  • Level 4 medium
  • Level 5 medium presentence
  • Level 6 minimum
  • Level 7 low minimum
  • Level 8 very low minimum

Classification Categories

In accordance with the jail classification plan, inmates of Pierce County Jail will be assigned by the classification officer(s) or the jail classification committee to one of the following classification categories:
  • Maximum Security Classification
  • Medium Security Classification
  • Minimum Security Classification

Inmates Classification Review

All inmates in the Pierce County Jail have the opportunity to request a review of their classification assignment within 10 days of the original primary classification decision. A periodic classification review process is established and maintained.