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: King County Kent Jail Inmate Search
RELATED: King County Kent Jail 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.
return to top