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Kings County Jail INMATE & FAMILY SERVICES

Kings County Jail
1444 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Kings County Jail, call the jail at 559-584-1431 ext 2812 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for Kings County Jail.

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

If you are still having trouble finding an inmate, you can usually find them in the database of any of the inmate service companies linked above.


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About the Kings County Jail

The Kings County Jail, located in the city of Hanford, in Kings County, California is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 6500 Bookings, with a daily average of 325 Inmates and a staff of 81.
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

Correctional officers in Kings County Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves, visitors and inmates from violence. 

All of the men and women being held in the Kings County Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Kings County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

The Kings County Jail also houses inmates arrested by this county’s municipal police departments. 

A full list of the cities and towns can be found below.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money,
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the California State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

How to Bail out an Inmate in Kings County

To Bail out or Post Bond for an Inmate in Kings County Jail follow these steps:

For complete Instructions on How to Bail or Bond an Inmate in Kings County Jail, check out our Inmate Bail page.


 

Depositing Money for Communicating with an Inmate

How to Make a Deposit for Phone, Email or Visitation using GettingOut.com

Kings County Jail uses GettingOut for some or all of its communication services with an inmate.

If you want to deposit money using this company for your use or your inmate's account, there are four ways to do it:

  • Online - They accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • At the Kings County Jail using the kiosk in the jail lobby - (cash, debit or credit card) NOTE - Kings County Jail may require identity verification so bring your driver’s license or some other form of ID.
  • By phone by calling 866-516-0115 - They have bi-lingual operators are standing by 24 hours 7 days a week to assist you with your deposit. Major credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
  • By using their app, either Android or iphone. - All credit cards mentioned above are accepted.

For all the information you need to know, including tips, guidelines and warnings about depositing money in a Kings County Jail inmate's account for communication services, check out our Send Money page.


 

How to Communicate with an Kings County Jail Inmate by Mail and by Email

To mail or email an inmate in Kings County follow these steps:

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate's Full Name
Kings County Jail
PO Box 1699
Hanford, CA 93230

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Kings County Jail must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.
  • Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.
  • The Kings County Jail has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations. 
  • All the information you need to understand mail and email policies can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.

Emailing Messages & Photos

Facility_name_1} contracts with GTL GettingOut, the same service that handles iInmate Phone Systems and Video Visitation, for sending secure messages and photos between you and your inmate.
 
If you are not already registered, do so here, or Log in.

Then use the Facility Finder to:
1.  Select Kings County Jail,
2. Add your inmate to your list of contacts,
3. Add a credit or debit card to cover your costs.

  • Messages can be up to 500 characters long, including punctuation. At the bottom of your message there is a 'character countdown' feature.  
  • After you click the “CONTINUE” button, you can review the cost to send your message to your inmate. You can also attach credits for your inmate to reply to your message.  Be sure to accept the Terms and Conditions and click the “SEND” button for your message to be successfully delivered to your inmate.
  • You can also send your Kings County inmate photos and videos.

Customer Service Questions
'Online' Contact Form, or
Call   866-516-0115

Go here to this FAQ to get answers to how the transition to ViaPath from GTL and gettingout will affect your account.

All the information you need to understand mail and email policies for Kings County can be found on our Inmate Mail Page and our Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Send a Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Kings County Jail

To send a text or email message to a Kings County inmate, do the following:

Kings County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Kings County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Kings County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Kings County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Kings County Jail, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Kings County Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Kings County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Kings County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Kings County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Kings County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Kings County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How Do Inmates in Kings County Jail Make Phone Calls?

To receive phone calls from inmates in Kings County, or to assist them in making phone calls to other people, follow these steps:

  • Kings County Jail uses the services of IC Solutions.
  • Register with them online or call them at 888-506-8407
  • Agents are available 24 hours a day, and speak both English & Spanish.
  • Services for Kings County inmates and their families and friends include Collect Calling, PIN Debits, Purchasing Calling Cards, Voicemail & Prepaid calls.  In addition, IC Solutions provides secure messaging, sending photos, video phone calls and online deposits for inmates and their families in Kings County.
  • Although rates are subject to change, they generally run about $0.21 per minute for phone calls.

Note: All your calls with an inmate are recorded, stored and shared with law enforcement if the conversation deals with your case or any criminal activity. Anything communicated can be used against you or your inmate in court.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Kings County inmates; rules, policies, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Kings County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Kings County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with correctpay by creating an account.
  • Select California, then select Kings County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.
  • You can deposit money four ways:
  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Kings County Jail lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account, what the fees are, how long it takes to hit their account and more, check out our full money and commissary guide for Kings County Jail.


 

How Do Inmates in Kings County Jail Get Money to Make Phone Calls?
 

To send money to an inmate in order to make phone calls in Kings County Jail, follow these steps:

1. Register with correctpay online, the money depositing service used by Kings County Jail, or call Customer Service at 855-836-3364. They are open 24/7.

2. Once registered, select California, then Kings County Jail, then the inmate you want to send money to.
3. Choose an amount, then a payment method (any major credit or debit card in your name), and then send.

NOTE: There is a cost to use this service... usually no more than 5%. The link below has all the information you need to know.

For all the information regarding phone calls with Kings County inmates; what phone service they use, calling cards information, the rules, policies, fees, phone calling times, limits and more visit our Inmate Phone Page.


 

How to Send Commissary Money to an Inmate in Kings County

To send commissary money to an inmate's account in Kings County Jail follow these steps:

You can deposit money four different ways:

  • Deposit online at correctpay.com.
  • Deposit at the VendEngine kiosk in the Kings County Jail lobby.
  • Deposit over the phone 24/7 at 855-836-3364
  • Deposit through their iOS or Android app.

correctpay.com Contact, Help and FAQ

24/7 Customer Service - 855-836-3364
Frequently Asked Questions

For all information, tips and available items for send money and for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Kings County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Kings County.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Kings County Jail General Information

Do you want to know some quick facts about Kings County Jail?... or how to find an Inmate, and then how to to communicate with them when you do locate them?

We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions people always ask us in order to help you find this information.... so keep scrolling down to the bottom of the page to get your questions answered. But if you still have questions and the answer is not on any of the other pages linked from the green buttons at the top of the page, call the facility at 559-584-1431 ext 2812.

Kings County Jail

STATE COUNTY BEDS
California Kings 325


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

1444 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate's Full Name
Kings County Jail
PO Box 1699
Hanford, CA 93230


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Kings County Jail in California?
There are 325 inmates in the Kings County Jail in California. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Kings County Jail will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Kings County Jail.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail in California every year?
In 2021, a total of 6500 offenders were booked into the Kings County Jail in California. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Kings County Jail.

How many people work at the Kings County Jail in California?
The Kings County Jail maintains a staff of approximately 81. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. California law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Kings County Jail in California have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Kings County Jail in California has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Kings County Jail. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Kings County Jail INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 559-584-1431 ext 2812 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a California prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Kings County Jail in California?
The Kings County Jail address and phone number is: 1444 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230. Their phone number is 559-584-1431 ext 2812. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Kings County Jail.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Kings County Jail, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Kings County Jail inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Kings County Jail. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Kings County Jail. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Kings County Jail. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Kings County Jail. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Kings County Jail. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Kings County Jail.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Kings County Jail?
Call 559-584-1431 ext 2812 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Kings County Jail. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Kings County Jail.

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