Kings County Jail Inmates

Kings County Jail Inmate Search Hack

Kings County Jail uses a service called correctpay (aka JailFunds) for ‘inmate money deposits’ (and other communication services) which allows you to look up an inmate in their database if this jail’s Inmate Search feature is not available.

The steps to look up an inmate in Kings County Jail on correctpay.com is simple:

  • Choose California.
  • Choose Kings County Jail.
  • Select one of the Services.
  • Select the letter of the inmate’s last name.
  • If your inmate is in this jail, you will find their name on the list.

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

559-584-1431 ext 2812

To search for an inmate in the Kings County Jail, find out their criminal charges, the amount of their bond, when they can get visits or even view their mugshot, go to the official Inmate Search Jail Roster, or call the jail at 559-584-1431 ext 2812 for the information you are looking for.

The Kings County Jail typically maintains an average of 325 inmates in custody on any given day, with a yearly turnover of approximately 6500 offenders, meaning that every year the jail arrests and releases that many people.

Mugshots and personal details about the inmates are for informational purposes only and should never be used for any commercial use or to cause harm to them or their families. Unless an offender has already been found guilty in court, they should be considered innocent. 

The Kings County Jail is open 24 hours a day, however if you want to visit the facility for any reason, you should always call 559-584-1431 ext 2812 ahead of time to find out the best time to get your problem resolved. 

The physical address is:
1444 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230

If you wish to visit an inmate, first check the schedule to find out the visitation times and the rules for visiting your inmate. If you are on probation or parole, or you have recently been released from the jail, it is unlikely that your visit will be allowed. If you have any outstanding warrants, don’t even think about coming to the Kings County Jail, as you will be arrested.

You can send mail to inmates in Kings County but you need follow their guidelines carefully if you want your friend or loved one to get your correspondence. Go here to learn what mail is allowed and how to send it, otherwise they won't receive it.

If you want to send an inmate money so they can self-bail, or purchase commissary or phone cards, go here to find out where and how to send it. If you want to know more about the Kings County Jail's commissary policy, go here.

If you want to set up an account so that your incarcerated friend or loved one can phone you, email you or text you, set up an account by going to this page for phoning, or this page for digital communication.

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.


 

Communication With and Sending Money to Inmates in Kings County

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with various companies to provide and manage inmate servives for them and the inmates in their facilities.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Kings County Jail, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

The upside of all of this is the ease of which you can do all of this without ever having to physically go to the jail.  The downside is that every word you exchange is now on file with law enforcement and could someday be used against you or your inmate if anyhing you do or say can be harmful to their pending case.

Regardless, as Kings County Jail adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost. But always be very careful about what you say and do. 

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Recent Arrests and/or Pre-trial Inmates in Kings County Jail

If you are certain your inmate is in Kings County Jail, or at the very least in Kings County, go to this page to search for them.

If the Kings County Jail inmate search website is not currently online or up to date, call 559-584-1431 ext 2812 for assistance in locating your inmate.

The Kings County Jail is "open" 24-hours-a-day. When you call, give the staff member the name of who you are looking for and a birthdate or age if you have it. That person will let you know if your inmate is there.

At minimum you will need a first and last name. If you can provide the middle name or initial that is even better. In a perfect world you will also have the inmate's birthdate, but if not, an estimated age will help.

If you are not sure what county jail the inmate is located in, it helps to at least know the geographic area. Knowing what state the inmate is in is good; knowing which county is even better.

In some cases, there will be more than one possibility. Use patience and check them all. Go here to get started on a search for any jail in the state of California or go to this page to begin a search for all jails in the United States.

If your inmate has been charged but not yet convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, he or she will most likely be held in the county detention center where the crime occurred. If you only have the city name, look up the city's police department, call and ask them if they keep inmates at a local jail or send them to the county jail. If they are sent to the Kings County Jail, call 559-584-1431 ext 2812 for assistance.

Recently convicted felons are sometimes held at this facility until transport to a California State Prison is available. Inmates sentenced to less than one year incarceration or those convicted to serve time for misdemeanors will do their time in the Kings County Jail.

How to find an Inmate already convicted of a felony and sentenced in the state of California

State Inmates

Most states have Department of Corrections websites that allow you to type in a felon's first and last name and pull up inmates in that state. Go to this page for inmates in California. If you need to find an inmate in another state prison system, go here.

When you click next to the inmate's name or on a link, it will show you which jail or prison the inmate is housed in. If the inmate is no longer incarcerated, but is on parole/probation or discharged, it will tell you that as well. In addition, many state prison inmate pages show recent mug shots.

Federal Inmates

The federal prison system has its own inmate locator called the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.

Type in the inmate's name and it will tell you where he or she is incarcerated and their projected release date. It also lists released federal prison inmates and the date they were released.

Federal inmates who are moved from one prison to another will show as "No longer in federal custody" on the system until they reach their next federal prison destination. This movement can take a few days to several months to complete, so keep checking back to find out where the inmate was taken.

ICE Inmates

The ICE Detainee Lookup allows friends, family members and interested parties to locate illegal and/or undocumented immigrants that are in the United States without permission.

They are held in detention centers approved by Immigration Custody and Enforcement until their hearing or date they are deported back to their home country.

To look up the detainee, users need the full legal name the person used upon their arrest and the country the person claimed they originated from. It helps to also have the "A-number", which is the number that ICE assigned to them upon their detention, which you can use instead of attempting to type the detainee's name.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you search for an inmate that is in the Kings County Jail in California?
To search for an inmate in the Kings County Jail in California, use our JailExchange Inmate Search feature found on this page. Type in the person's name and click 'search'. If you are still unable to find the inmate you are seeking, call the jail at 559-584-1431 ext 2812. Within the Inmate Search Jail Listing you will find details such as their bond amount, criminal charges and mugshots, when available. If they have been sentenced, you will also be able to view their release date. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Kings County Jail.

How do you find an inmate's ID Number in Kings County Jail in California?
Inmate ID numbers, also known as Booking numbers, Book numbers or Case numbers are found next to their name in the Kings County Jail Inmate Search feature of this page. The jail will require this when mailing the inmate a letter or adding money to their commissary or phone accounts. If you can't find the inmate or their ID number, call the jail at 559-584-1431 ext 2812 for this information. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Kings County Jail.

Where do you find the information for visiting an inmate, writing an inmate, receiving phone calls from an inmate, sending an inmate money or purchasing commissary for an inmate in Kings County Jail in California?
Kings County Jail uses the services of several third party companies for most of these services, while some they handle internally with jail staff. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Kings County Jail, visit an inmate and find the inmate visitation schedules, send money to an inmate and get directions for purchasing commissary items, and learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Kings County Jail, review the letter writing rules and regulations, and how to address your envelopes to them. So begin by learning more about how to search for an inmate in the Kings County Jail. From there you can arrange a visit, send money, help them set up a phone account and help get them commissary. If you still have questions and can't find an answer on JailExchange, call 559-584-1431 ext 2812 for information.