Food Service & Commissary

Food Service

The Spokane County Detention Services' Food Services Division performs services in accordance with the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the Spokane County Detention Services Department and in compliance with governing federal, state, and local laws.

It is the responsibility of the Detention Services kitchen staff to meet all nutritional requirements that are set forth by state RCW and federal RDA standards, while at the same time maintaining a safe, secure and sanitary environment. Food Services operate as one unit between two facilities, the Spokane County Jail and Geiger Corrections Center.

Kitchen Staff

Working in conjunction are two kitchen staffs comprised of up to 12 full time Cooks and two Food Managers. As well, over 70 inmate workers daily are used in the production of meals served. Inmates are served three meals a day and between the two facilities there are over 700,000 meals produced annually. Service of meals includes all inmates housed in the Spokane County Jail, which also involves meals and food related support for the Work Crew and Work Release programs. We also are contracted to provide meals to Spokane County Juvenile Detention. This partnership creates a substantial savings for Spokane County.



Inmates can purchase food or personal items from the jail commissary. Inmates receive commissary once a week. Funds must be on the inmates account by the time the inmate submits his or her order. Commissary items will be held for three days after an inmate is released.

For information on how to put money on an inmate's commissary account, visit the Inmate Money Page.


  • Commissary items will be held for three days after an inmate is released.
  • Delivery days and times may change due to weather, holidays and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Money must be on the inmate's account by the time the inmate submits his commissary order.