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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

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