Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the King County Seattle Jail in Washington
There are a few ways to get in contact with inmates at King County Jail. If you'd like send a letter, address all mail to the inmate's first and last name, their booking number, 500 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104. To find out the inmate's booking number, visit the jails online search page. You even have the option of e-mailing an inmate with a pre-aid account through www.accesscorrections.com. All e-mails are sent through the jails network and screened. While an inmate can receive email, they're not permitted to reply and can only send letters out.
All mail is sent through the United States Postal Service and will be inspected for contraband upon arrival. All mail is screened for safety and security threats, escape plans, jail rule violations, over explicit materials and pornography, coded letters and criminal behavior.
Inmates may only receive letters, postcards and photographs. The following items will not be accepted:
- Clothing Items
- Journals and note pads
- Blank Paper
- Pencils and Pen
- Phone Cards
Letters cannot contain glue, whiteout, glitter, stickers, paint, perfume or cosmetics.
Friends and family may send newspapers and magazines to inmates. When sending an issue or subscription online, enter the inmate address in the shipping info fields. Hardbound books and sexually explicit material will not be accepted, and all subscriptions must be pre-paid by the sender.
Friends and family may receive outbound calls from inmates. However, inmates are not permitted to receive phone calls or messages. To pay fees through the inmates account, please register with www.accesscorrection.com.
There are several ways to send money to an inmate. Using a credit or debit card, you can deposit money into the inmates account through www.accesscorrection.com. You may also call 1-866-345-1884 to deposit by telephone.
Cash deposits are only accepted at the visitor facility at Maleng Reginal Justice Center or the lobby at King County Correctional.
Money orders and cashiers checks are the only forms of money accepted through mail. Please include the inmate's name and booking number on the check or money order. A return address is also requested but not mandatory.
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