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Why and How Drugs Are Divided Into Different Classes and Levels

The class of drug is typically included in the criminal charge for possession, sale or use. For examples, the charge would read, “Possession of a Class I drug for resale,” or “Possession of a Class II drug”. How They’re Classed While each agency determines which drugs fall into each schedule, class or level, they are [...]

When 12-Step Programs Don't Work For You

The 12-Step program is not the only method used in rehabs to assist addicts in getting clean and living sober lifestyles. Some rehabs accomplish the same goals through the following means: Medication Medications are available to assist with addiction. For Opiate addicts, the medication blocks Opiate cravings and in some cases will cause you to [...]

Caring for an Inmate, Even If You Can't Visit the Jail or Prison

Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can’t write a letter each day [...]

The High Price of Jail Calls: Reducing the Cost of Long Distance Calls

If the jail where your inmate lives is far enough away that the calls from the jail are long distance, communication can become beyond your budget. Private companies provide services to jails for those calls by leasing telephone lines from Bell South or other phone companies and they pass the cost onto you while making [...]

Will They Let Me Drive an Inmate to the Doctor?

For the most part, any time a county jail inmate leaves a jail, official personnel transport him to medical appointments, but in some counties, depending on the circumstances, family members are allowed to provide the transportation. Each jail sets the rules. Here are some general guidelines: The severity of the crime comes into play. Obviously, [...]

Sentenced to 25 Years to Life: What Does it Mean?

A sentence of 25 to life is very open-ended and frequently, it’s not in the offender’s favor. If your boyfriend is facing a 25 to life sentence, the bad news is he could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison. The good news is that after 25 years he will be eligible to [...]

Staying Fit in County Jail: Walking and Jogging in the POD

When you’re locked up, your diet is not going to be the best when it comes to healthy, low-fat foods. This translates to weight gain unless you take steps to counteract the food’s effect on your body. While state prisons often have outdoor yards that contain exercise equipment, many county jails don’t even let the [...]

Can Inmates Receive Visitors While they are in the Hospital?

Most inmate medical needs are taken care of at the county jail through a doctor and nursing staff. Sometimes a health condition arises that requires hospitalization.  Hospital visitation rules depend on several factors: Jail rules: Some jails have a non-negotiable rule that inmates in the hospital cannot receive visitors. They consider it a security

Rejected for Inmate Visitation: Why did the jail tell me I can't visit?

You had your heart set on visiting an inmate but the jail has said you can’t?  Here’s why: A prior incident: If guards became suspicious of your behaviors during an earlier visit, but cannot prove you did something wrong, you will avoid a charge but be rejected for visits. For example, the guards suspect you [...]

Protective Custody in Prison: The Pros and Cons

Protective Custody can be a double-edged sword. It is a method for protecting an inmate from physical harm, but one the inmate is in PC (Protective custody), word spreads quickly and when the inmate is later placed back in general population, lots of people might have a problem. It is important to weigh the pros [...]

Why Can't I Put a Three-Way Call Through for an Inmate?

Your inmate might ask you to put a telephone call of his through to another person by using the three-way system. Most cell phones and landlines are set up so that three people can converse on one phone call. Jails around the country typically don’t allow this. Here are some of the facts. Why Do [...]

An Inmate Must Communicate With the Jail Nurses for Good Care

Due to HIPPA laws, most nurses will refuse to discuss your inmate’s medical condition with you unless the inmate provides prior written permission. It will be up to the inmate to work the system from inside. These steps will guide both the inmate and his family on the best way to get medical care while [...]

Five Ways to Avoid Violence in Jail or Prison

Jails and prisons can be violent environments, but there are things you can do to minimize your chances of confrontation and trouble. 1.  Show no fear – This doesn’t mean bullying. It means showing a quiet confidence. Always remain aware of your surroundings, but do it casually without looking nervous. How to build quiet confidence [...]

Inmate Criminal Charges: Can Inmates get Charged With Crimes in Jail?

In the movies, inmates commit crimes and nothing ever happens to them. In real life, committing a crime in jail will usually get the inmate a new criminal charge. Here is how it works. How will they establish what happened? The jail will investigate any suspected crime, just as if it happened on the outside. [...]

Jail Visits: Taking the Children With You to See Their Parent Inmate

If you want to take children to a jail visit, it is important that you plan ahead. Children’s moods, ages and personalities all play a part in how successful the visit will be. Take these steps to ensure success. Your timing: If you have young children, take their nap times into consideration. Nothing is harder [...]

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Why and How Drugs Are Divided Into Different Classes and Levels

The class of drug is typically included in the criminal charge for possession, sale or use. For examples, the charge would read, “Possession of a Class I drug for resale,” or “Possession of a Class II drug”. How They’re Classed While each agency determines which drugs fall into each schedule, class or level, they are [...]

When 12-Step Programs Don't Work For You

The 12-Step program is not the only method used in rehabs to assist addicts in getting clean and living sober lifestyles. Some rehabs accomplish the same goals through the following means: Medication Medications are available to assist with addiction. For Opiate addicts, the medication blocks Opiate cravings and in some cases will cause you to [...]

Caring for an Inmate, Even If You Can't Visit the Jail or Prison

Visits are a lifeline for most inmates, but if his jail is very far away, or there are other reasons that make it impossible for you to visit, there are other steps you can take to let him know he is not alone. Lots of mail: Even if you can’t write a letter each day [...]

The High Price of Jail Calls: Reducing the Cost of Long Distance Calls

If the jail where your inmate lives is far enough away that the calls from the jail are long distance, communication can become beyond your budget. Private companies provide services to jails for those calls by leasing telephone lines from Bell South or other phone companies and they pass the cost onto you while making [...]

Will They Let Me Drive an Inmate to the Doctor?

For the most part, any time a county jail inmate leaves a jail, official personnel transport him to medical appointments, but in some counties, depending on the circumstances, family members are allowed to provide the transportation. Each jail sets the rules. Here are some general guidelines: The severity of the crime comes into play. Obviously, [...]

Sentenced to 25 Years to Life: What Does it Mean?

A sentence of 25 to life is very open-ended and frequently, it’s not in the offender’s favor. If your boyfriend is facing a 25 to life sentence, the bad news is he could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison. The good news is that after 25 years he will be eligible to [...]

Staying Fit in County Jail: Walking and Jogging in the POD

When you’re locked up, your diet is not going to be the best when it comes to healthy, low-fat foods. This translates to weight gain unless you take steps to counteract the food’s effect on your body. While state prisons often have outdoor yards that contain exercise equipment, many county jails don’t even let the [...]

Can Inmates Receive Visitors While they are in the Hospital?

Most inmate medical needs are taken care of at the county jail through a doctor and nursing staff. Sometimes a health condition arises that requires hospitalization.  Hospital visitation rules depend on several factors: Jail rules: Some jails have a non-negotiable rule that inmates in the hospital cannot receive visitors. They consider it a security

Rejected for Inmate Visitation: Why did the jail tell me I can't visit?

You had your heart set on visiting an inmate but the jail has said you can’t?  Here’s why: A prior incident: If guards became suspicious of your behaviors during an earlier visit, but cannot prove you did something wrong, you will avoid a charge but be rejected for visits. For example, the guards suspect you [...]

Protective Custody in Prison: The Pros and Cons

Protective Custody can be a double-edged sword. It is a method for protecting an inmate from physical harm, but one the inmate is in PC (Protective custody), word spreads quickly and when the inmate is later placed back in general population, lots of people might have a problem. It is important to weigh the pros [...]

Why Can't I Put a Three-Way Call Through for an Inmate?

Your inmate might ask you to put a telephone call of his through to another person by using the three-way system. Most cell phones and landlines are set up so that three people can converse on one phone call. Jails around the country typically don’t allow this. Here are some of the facts. Why Do [...]

An Inmate Must Communicate With the Jail Nurses for Good Care

Due to HIPPA laws, most nurses will refuse to discuss your inmate’s medical condition with you unless the inmate provides prior written permission. It will be up to the inmate to work the system from inside. These steps will guide both the inmate and his family on the best way to get medical care while [...]

Five Ways to Avoid Violence in Jail or Prison

Jails and prisons can be violent environments, but there are things you can do to minimize your chances of confrontation and trouble. 1.  Show no fear – This doesn’t mean bullying. It means showing a quiet confidence. Always remain aware of your surroundings, but do it casually without looking nervous. How to build quiet confidence [...]

Inmate Criminal Charges: Can Inmates get Charged With Crimes in Jail?

In the movies, inmates commit crimes and nothing ever happens to them. In real life, committing a crime in jail will usually get the inmate a new criminal charge. Here is how it works. How will they establish what happened? The jail will investigate any suspected crime, just as if it happened on the outside. [...]

Jail Visits: Taking the Children With You to See Their Parent Inmate

If you want to take children to a jail visit, it is important that you plan ahead. Children’s moods, ages and personalities all play a part in how successful the visit will be. Take these steps to ensure success. Your timing: If you have young children, take their nap times into consideration. Nothing is harder [...]

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Visiting an Inmate in the King County Kent Jail in Washington

If you're interested in visiting an inmate at Seattle's Kent jail, there are several guidelines visitors will have to follow. The following information will walk through the steps and describe the jail's visiting schedule.

Before arriving to the jail, please note that all cell phones, food, drinks, purses, diaper bags, pocket knives and personal items are not permitted in the visiting booth.  The jail does have locker space to store those personal belongings during the visit.

Jails have strict dress codes for all visitors. Kent's dress code does not allow mini-skirts, shorts and any revealing clothing that's low-cut and see-through. All clothes must be appropriate and shoes must be worn at all times.

Children are allowed to visit; however, they must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. Adults must be 18 years or older, and legal guardians will need to show proof of their guardianship.
The jail has a special weekday schedule for visits that include children ages 7 and younger. However, they may attend any available timeslot on the weekends.

Monday – Friday: 12pm – 1pm & 4:30pm – 5:30pm

All visits are exactly 30 minutes long, and visitors are encouraged to arrive early to their scheduled appointment. A visit may be cut short due to a large number of visits that day, or it could be cancelled or shortened because of facility issues. Visitors are allowed only one visit on any single day. If a visitor is traveling over 50 miles, they may be allowed a special visit outside the regular visiting schedule. These special visits must be approved with the jail's ITR Sergeant, and the visitor's address information will be checked.

The following behaviors or circumstances will cancel or prevent a visit

  • Showing false I.D information
  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Bringing contraband to the visit
  • Using profanity
  • Being disruptive
  • Having a warrant for arrest:

The visiting schedule is arranged by the inmates' last names.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

A

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

 

3-5:30PM

7-10PM

 

8-10AM

3-5:30PM

B

7-10PM

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

 

3-5:30PM

 

8-10AM

3-5:30PM

C

3-5:30PM

 

7-10PM

 

11 – 1PM

11-2PM

7-10PM

D

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

 

3-5:30PM

7-10PM

 

8-10AM

3-5:30PM

E

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

 

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

7-10PM

 

3-5:30PM

8-10AM

F

7-10PM

11 – 1PM

 

3-5:30PM

 

11PM-2

7-10PM

G

 

7-10PM

11 – 1PM

 

3-5:30PM

7-10PM

11-2PM

H

11 – 1PM

 

3-5:30PM

7-10PM

 

7-10PM

11-2PM

I

7-10PM

11 – 1PM

 

3-5:30PM

 

7-10PM

11-2PM

J

 

3-5:30PM

 

11 – 1PM

7-10PM

11-2PM

7-10PM

K

 

7-10PM

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

 

3-5:30PM

3-5:30PM

8-10AM

L

3-5:30PM

 

7-10PM

 

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

8-10AM

3-5:30PM

M

 

3-5:30PM

 

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

7-10PM

3-5:30PM

8-10AM

N

 

3-5:30PM

 

11 – 1PM

7-10PM

7-10PM

11-2PM

O

 

7-10PM

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

 

3-5:30PM

8-10AM

3-5:30PM

P

3-5:30PM

 

7-10PM

 

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

3-5:30PM

8-10AM

Q

7-10PM

7-10PM

 

3-5:30PM

 

7-10PM

11-2PM

R

 

7-10PM

11 – 1PM

 

3-5:30PM

3-5:30PM

8-10AM

S

 

7-10PM

11 – 1PM

 

3-5:30PM

11-2PM

7-10PM

T

 

11-2PM

 

11 – 1PM

7-10PM

7-10PM

11-2PM

U

7-10PM

7-10PM

 

3-5:30PM

 

11-2PM

7-10PM

V

3-5:30PM

 

7-10PM

 

11 – 1PM

11-2PM

7-10PM

W

7-10PM

11 – 1PM

 

3-5:30PM

 

7-10PM

11-2PM

X

 

11-2PM

 

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

7-10PM

8-10AM

3-5:30PM

Y

3-5:30PM

 

7-10PM

 

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

3-5:30PM

8-10AM

Z

3-5:30PM

 

7-10PM

 

8:30-10AM
11 – 1PM

8-10AM

3-5:30PM

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the King County Kent Jail in Washington

If you're sending mail, include the inmate's first and last name, their book of arrest number, 620 W James, Seattle, WA 98104. Inmates can also receive e-mails from their friends and family through Access Corrections. Inmates can still call collect from the King County Kent Jail via the jail's phone service. These calls can also be paid through the inmate's account.

Both mail and e-mail will be inspected before it's received by the inmate. All e-mails are sent through the jail's mail department and must be approved by staff before being received. Traditional mail may only include letters, cards and postcards. The jail will not receive packages, blank paper and envelopes, stamps, pencils, any blank stationary, food, phone cards, clothes or games. When writing letters, avoid decorating with glitter, glue, stickers, lipstick, fragrance, tape or paint, and don't correct mistakes with whiteout; these letters will not be received at Kent. Mailed photographs cannot be nude or partially nude nor contain any gang-related activity.

Inmates may receive magazines and newspapers; however, senders cannot directly send issues and subscriptions to the jail. When placing an order online, change the shipping info to the inmates name and the facility address. All sent publications must be pre-paid by the sender and cannot contain explicit content. Kent will not receive any hardbound books, unless it's for legal reasons and has been approved by staff.

All cash deposits are made in-person at Kent's visiting area. As well, money orders and cashier's checks may be deposited in-person at lobby kiosk. If depositing a money order or cashier's check, please include the inmate's name and book of arrest number; to find the book of arrest number, visit the jail's inmate lookup service. Senders are encouraged to include their address but it's not required.   

Online, family may deposit money into an inmate's account by credit card. The minimum deposit amount is $2.95 and registration with Inmate Deposits is required. To make a deposit over the phone, call 1-886-345-1884. The minimum for phone deposit is $3.95, and all payments are credit-card only.

RELATED: Kent Regional Justice Center Inmate Search

RELATED: Kent Regional Justice Center Inmate Services


writes about inmates, jails, prisons, courts and the lives of people who live and work within the United States Criminal Justice System. His mission can be summed up in a single word; transparency.

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