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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 […]

Maine Marijuana Laws: Decriminalized but Still Tricky

Decriminalizing Pot doesn't always mean it is completely legal. Here are some current guidelines. Possession Unlike several other states that chose an ounce as the cutoff for a civil penalty, Maine allows you to possess up to 2.5 ounces and still receive a civil ticket. The fine is a flat $600 regardless of the amount. […]

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 […]

Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

When the Newness of Sobriety Wears Off

Sobriety is like a love relationship. When you start out, everything is exciting and new. When I first got clean, everything I read, saw and heard about sobriety was very attractive to me. I spent my free time getting to know it in the same way I would get to know a new woman. The […]

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. […]

4 Things to Avoid During An Arrest

Only an attorney should advise you of your individual arrest situation but in general, these four suggestions may help stabilize your situation. Don't try and argue your way out. In most cases, by the time the cuffs come out, there is no turning back. Arguing, negotiating, and continuing to try to avoid arrest will do […]

Can a Deported Immigrant Get Back Into the U.S.?

Typically, once an immigrant is expelled from America, he is not allowed back into the country for any reason before a specific amount of time has passed, but in some instances he will be allowed to come back early if he successfully completes the Hardship Waiver process. What is a Hardship Waiver? A hardship waiver […]

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 […]

Jail Good Time Credits and How they Work

You might hear the term "good time credit" tossed around in conversations with your inmate. Good time credits are units of time given to an inmate that take time off his or her sentence. Each jail decides how good time credits will be used, but here are some general guidelines. Counting credits: Jails typically decide […]

Getting a Felon's Voting Rights Restored in Michigan

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Michigan include: Pending Cases If you are charged with a crime, but have not yet […]

Can a Felon Possess a Gun In California?

California law allows some convicted felons to own or possess guns. Federal law still makes it a crime to do so, and in some cases the feds have pursued prosecution of those who possess guns in states that permit it. Only an attorney should advise you on this matter, but the basics of California laws […]

Your Rights as a Pregnant Inmate

If you are incarcerated and pregnant, you need to be sure you notify the prison staff immediately. You will be given a pregnancy test to be sure you are expecting. If you are, some changes will be made to accommodate your condition. Each state has its own rules about the treatment of pregnant inmates, but […]

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 […]

Consequences of Introducing Contraband

It might be tempting to bring your inmate something from the outside, but doing so can have very serious consequences. If your inmate asks you to bring something illegal into the facility, he or she is not thinking clearly, therefore, it is up to you to be strong and not get the both of you […]

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The King County Correctional Facility in Seattle, King County, Washington, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in King County Correctional Facility are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the King County Correctional Facility are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the King County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the Washington Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the King County Correctional Facility are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facilities in King County, Washington are: Auburn City Jail - (SCORE Jail) South Correctional Entity Multijurisdictional Misdemeanant Jail, Enumclaw City Police Jail, Issaquah City Jail, Kent City Jail, Kent Regional Justice Center, Kirkland City Police Jail, Redmond Police Booking Facility, Renton City Jail - (SCORE Jail) South Correctional Entity Multijurisdictional Misdemeanant Jail, SCORE Jail, Seattle Police Municipal Jail - King. In addition, King County houses the following juvenile facility: King County Juvenile Detention Center.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: King County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the King County Correctional Facility Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, King County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



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How I Overcame Fear in Jail

Anyone sentenced to jail or prison for the first time is scared. If they tell you otherwise they are either lying or they're mentally ill. Your imagination runs wild and every jailhouse show you have ever seen comes to mind. The first time I went to jail I was only 18, and I went for […]

Fun Ideas to Mail to Your Inmate

Mail is a great way to communicate with your inmate. In addition to serious letters, here are some fun ways to amuse each other through the mail. These can be done on postcards or letters. Top 10 Each of you make a list of your favorite five things about the other person and also write […]

What Happens if You Bond Someone Out and That Person Flees?

In the chaos of an arrest it is easy to get caught up in the moment and race to bail someone out of jail. Bonding someone out is not hard to do, but if that person doesn't show up in court when ordered to do so, your life could become very difficult. Be sure you […]

He is a Drug Addict, but he Keeps Passing Drug Tests – How?

The probation department has the ability to send a test off to be examined for tampering, but you don't have those same connections. Understanding how they can be cheated will help you test him more effectively. Related: How do America's drug courts work? The Houdini switch Drug users have this down to a science. Everyone […]

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. […]

A Bath Salt Addict Describes Why She Gave Them Up

How did you discover bath salts? I was on probation and my probation officer was giving me random drug tests. A friend told me that the current drug screens being used in my county didn't check for bath salts so it would be a high that I couldn't be violated for. I decided to try […]

Five Fun Photo Ideas to Send Pictures to Your Inmate

Face it. You can only send so many selfies, family group shots or photos of the dog on the couch to your inmate before it becomes boring for both of you. Try these ideas to spice up the fun! Have a party for the inmate Gather friends and family together and have a party. Choose […]

5 Things Not to Talk About During Jail Calls

When he calls, it is a natural instinct to talk to him about what's going on in your life, but be careful. Never lie to him, but be smart about what topics you bring up to speak about. These 5 things should probably wait for an in person visit or for when he comes home. […]

Get a Special Visit If You Live Far From the Jail

The logistics of visiting an inmate who is incarcerated very far from where you live can be tricky. If the jail has very short visits or requires a specific visitation registration processes, it makes it even more difficult. Some jails make exceptions for those who must travel to visit the inmate. How Far is Far? […]

5 Steps to Mailing Commissary Money to a Federal Inmate

In addition to these five steps below, keep in mind that when you mail the commissary funds, they must go through the United States Postal Service. You cannot use Federal Express, United Parcel or other similar services. Step 1 Know where to send it. All federal commissary money must be sent to a central post […]

Parental Visitation: Know the keys to Helping Your Child Visit Their Parent in Jail

Children typically desire contact with their parents, even if a parent is incarcerated, so learn the ropes to keep the connection going: Keep it Simple Depending on the age of the child, you can explain without going into too much detail, why the parent is in jail. Preschool to elementary kids – Let them know […]

What Does a 15 Years to Life Sentence Mean?

A sentence of 15 years to life, 25 years to life or similar sounding words all mean the same thing. The only difference is the time frame. What the Number Means The number in the sentence indicates the minimum number of years the inmate must serve before he or she can be considered for parole. […]

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 […]

You are on Felony Probation: 4 Things Not To Do

Being on felony probation means you report to a probation officer by phone or in person, typically once a month. Between your reporting dates, you need to stay on your probation officer's good side. 1. Don't associate with felons. Almost all felony probation officers will tell you not to hang around with known felons. It […]

Visiting jail for the first time? Here's what to expect.

Visiting an inmate in jail for the first time is like waiting to see a dentist. The anticipation and worry constantly increases until you are there and you realize it was not as bad as you thought it would be. Knowing what to expect before that first jail visit will reduce your anxiety. Expect to […]

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How to use the Inmate Search for King County Seattle Jail in Washington

Online inmate searches are handy when you want to locate an inmate or view available public information. To get started, visit King County's Jail Inmate Lookup Service. To view an entire list of inmates for the King County Seattle Jail, choose the "everybody in custody, alphabetically by last name."

[Article_Ad_2]Each inmate is listed with their current correctional facility, booking date, their booking number, release date (if available) and their charges. Their charge information will show a cause number, the court and the charge type; for example, ROBBERY 1.

Click on an inmates name, and you'll be directed to their current and past booking history; booking date, number and available release date. Up top, you'll notice an available bond amount as well. If you would like to post bail or learn how the process works, please review the information below. 

You may post an inmate's bail in cash, money order, cashier's check or use an approved bonding agency from the following list. Any WA state-licensed bond agency may post an inmate's bond from anywhere inside the United States.

All cashier's checks and money orders must be addressed to:

  • King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Correction
  • Your Name and Address
  • Inmate's name and Booking number (found here)

To post bond at the jail, bring your cashier's check, money order or the cash amount to the reception window at King County Correctional Facility. Money orders submitted after 4:00PM or on weekends will experience a slight delay in processing time. The jail is completely closed to the public and all bonding agencies between 10:30PM to 6:30AM.

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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
  • Food
  • Journals and note pads
  • Blank Paper
  • Pencils and Pen
  • Packages
  • Envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Games
  • Plastic
  • Cardboard
  • 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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