Kings County Jail Sending Money

Kings County Jail

Address:
1444 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230

Phone:

559-584-1431 ext 2812

How to put money on an inmate's books at Kings County Jail

Kings County Jail uses the services of correctpay.com (aka JailFunds & VendEngine) for you to deposit money into an inmate’s account.

You can deposit money four ways:

Cost to Send Money

To deposit between $1.00 and $300.00 the fee ranges from $1.50-$2.95, plus an additional 5%. *Rates are subject to change.

Examples:  

  • Deposit $100.00, your fee will be as high as $7.95 - Your inmate will receive $92.05.
  • Deposit $300.00, your fee will be as high as $17.95 - Your inmate will receive $282.05.

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How to put money on an inmate's books for Inmate Communications at Kings County Jail

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.

Occasionally, it may take up to 72 hours for funds to be active on an inmate Trust & Commissary account, however most people experience deposits are available immediately.

Kings County Jail Inmate Deposit Instructions

You can deposit money four different ways:

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Commissary Packages at Kings County Jail

Commissary Package (pre-made Care Packs) companies work with correctpay.com to deliver items directly to the inmate, but not all facilities jails take part in it.

You can either check to see if Kings County Jail takes part in this by checking here, or by calling their 24/7 Customer Service at 855-836-3364.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Maximum Amount You Can Add to an Inmate's Account?

Kings County Jail uses an outside vendor called correctpay.com (aka JailFunds & VendEngine) to deposit money to your inmate's account.

Deposits of up to $300.00 are allowed by jailfunds.com, although Kings County Jail may at times limit the maximum deposit to as low as $200.00.

What Can An Inmate purchase in Commissary at Kings County Jail

correctpay.com (aka JailFunds) is the Kings County Jail's outside vendor for depositing money for your inmate's Commissary Items. 

Here is a sample of what your inmate can purchase:

Food

Hygiene

Apparel

Electronics

*NOTE* -- Once you are fully registered with correctpay.com, and have selected the inmate you wish to send money to, you will receive instuctions on how much you can deposit, and how often you can send commissary money.

Who can Purchase Commissary for Kings County Jail Inmates?

Anybody can contribute to an inmate's 'books' or commissary fund as long as there isn't a no-contact order in place.

Because of the ability for family members and friends to deposit money online using a credit or debit card at correctpay.com, inmates at Kings County Jail can now receive funds from anywhere in the world.

 

Why Do Inmates in Kings County Jail need Commissary?

Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Kings County Jail, the jail maintains a 'bank account' for the inmate to purchase products and services from their commissary (canteen) store.

Commissary funds allow inmates to purchase items such as personal hygiene products, snacks and stationery supplies from the jail store.

Inmates can use money from their account to purchase phone time credits or prepaid phone cards in order to make outside phone calls to friends and family members.

Medical Co-Pays and other Inmate Needs for Money

Kings County Jail may on occasion debit (charge) an inmate's commissary accounts for medical visits, any medications including over-the-counter pain reliever, jail stay fees, restitution, etc.

Taking this into consideration when deciding how much to deposit will ensure the inmate gets the amount you wanted him to have, after these things are deducted.

Important Tips and Information About Your Inmate's Commissary

Sometimes an inmate's commissary money is used to purchase items to pay gambling debts or purchase prescription medicine from another inmate. If your inmate is spending more than $10.00 a day on commissary items, you are most likely paying for him or her to gamble or buy drugs.

Some inmates, specifically those who are targeted for being weak or are in jail for rape or child molestation, are forced to relinquish their commissary to avoid regular beatings from other inmates.

If you think your inmate is being targeted for violence or having their commissary taken to avoid beatings, contact the Kings County Jail and ask to investigate. If an inmate is being targeted, most jails will intervene and have the victim placed in protective custody, away from the general population.

Put your financial needs first and the inmate's second. Don't forget, the inmate is getting three free 2,000 calorie meals a day. The food may not be of the highest quality, but the commissary food is generally much less nutritious.

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

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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.

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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.


 

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