Kings County Jail Inmate Visitation

Kings County Jail

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

Phone:

559-584-1431 ext 2812

Video Visitation - Information, Schedules, Duration and Cost

In addition to normal at-the-jail visits, Kings County Jail uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation. 

Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

What is the Cost of a Remote Video Visit?
Costs vary and are subject to change, but generally visits range from $5.00 to 15.00 for a 15 to 30 minute online or on-site video visit.

How do you know if your Inmate will be available during the time you schedule?
The Securus system knows the times that Kings County Jail inmates are available for remote video visits.
It will not allow you to schedule a visit with your inmate if they are not available or the video visitation kiosk(s) in the jail are booked already.
Once you schedule a visit with your inmate they will be notified of the date and time of the visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.

Quick & Easy Access to Important Information & Help:
Phone: 972-734-1111 or 877-578-3658
Video Tutorial on Registering for Securus Video Visits.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Kings County Jail Pricing.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

Visiting Hours in Kings County Jail

The actual visiting hours vary depending on the following factors:

The day of the week.

Where the inmate is housed.

The inmate's sex.

Whether or not it is a Holiday.

Each inmate is allowed one or two visits, ranging from 15 minutes to one hour in length each week. Inmates with special privileges are allowed additional visits.

If you are visiting from another state or traveling a great distance, Kings County Jail may allow you an extended visitation. Call 559-584-1431 to ask for special consideration.

Call 559-584-1431 or click here to view normal visiting hours and procedures for scheduling a visit.

Kings County Jail Visitation Application Process

Kings County Jail requires all visitors to be approved by both the inmate and the jail prior to visiting your inmate, even if the visit is a remote video visit.

Incomplete information on any application is cause for denial.

Honesty, especially regarding past criminal convictions, probation etc., is important. These things will most likely show up on a background check, if one is done - which if lied about - will cause visits to be denied.

At Home Video Visitation

Kings County Jail uses Securus Video Connect for Remote Inmate Video Visitation from your home computer or other devices no matter where you are. 

Video Visitation allows 'approved' friends, family members, attorneys and clergy of an inmate to connect with them using their computer, Securus Video Visitation app, or ‘on-site’ kiosk. 

Steps:
Register and/or log in.
Select the facility of your inmate.
Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits.
Schedule your visit.

Important Tips:
Your entire visit is being monitored and recorded. Do not say or do anything that you would not want being replayed in court.
You should schedule your visit, in advance, at a time that works best for you.
For best sound quality, use earbuds or headsets.
Securus Contact Information.
iphone app
Android app

Who can Visit an Inmate at Kings County Jail

Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail.

Visitation applicants in Kings County County must sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

It is likely that the Kings County Jail will deny visitation to anyone with a past felony conviction regardless of probation/parole status. Call 559-584-1431 prior to arriving for the specific jail guideline regarding your legal status.

If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied.

If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied.

The Kings County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail (or take part in remote video visits), and for any reason.

Kings County Jail Visitation Dress Code

The Kings County Jail staff will turn anyone away who is not dressed appropriately for a visit.

The best way to be sure the visit takes place is to dress as if you are meeting someone's grandmother for the first time. 

Remote Video visitation is no different. If you are not dressed discretely, your visit will be terminated. Future visits could also be affected.

  • Wear clothes that are not revealing.
  • Don't wear see-through material.
  • Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage.
  • Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.
  • Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow.

The following types of clothing are also prohibited:

  • Clothing promoting gang affiliation.
  • Anything displaying drugs, weapons or profanity.
  • Clothing depicting anything obscene.

Visitation Tips and Guidelines

Jail visits are conducted in person behind plexi-glass or remotely, either from home or on-site at Kings County Jail.

All video visits are both monitored in real time and are recorded. Whatever you talk about, can and will be used against your inmate in court. Never discuss their pending criminal case!

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and guardians must provide proof of their guardianship.

If you are visiting on-site at the jail, leave all personal belongings, except for your state ID, in your vehicle or in a locker (if one is provided).

At the jail, children must be monitored at all times or jail staff will end the visit early.

Call 559-584-1431 or click here to go to the jail's official website for additional Rules regarding Kings County Jail visitation.

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.


 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I visit someone in Kings County Jail?
Friends and family of inmates in the Kings County Jail can visit with them 'at the jail' and/or 'remotely' using the services of Securus Video Connect. When visiting at the jail, visitors use video screens located in the jail lobby, while at home they can use their computer, phone or other device. All visits must be scheduled online at least 24 hours in advance. It is also required that visitors arrive and be prepared to log in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled visit. Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Kings County Jail. If you have any questions about how to visit someone using video, call 877-578-3658. If you need to call the jail, call 559-584-1431 ext 2812.

When can I visit an inmate in the Kings County Jail?
Using the services of Securus Video Connect, you can visit an inmate by either coming to the Kings County Jail or by using your own device at home. The inmate visitation schedule changes all of the time, but in general you can schedule a time for a visit from your home any day between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM. Visits at the jail may be more limited. Find out the inmate visitation schedule in the Kings County Jail here. If you are visiting at the jail, always call ahead of time 559-584-1431 ext 2812 for confirmation that visits are not suspended. There will be no visits on major holidays. If you under a no-contact order from the court, have recently been released from custody at the Kings County Jail, are visibly intoxicated or you have a warrant for your arrest, you will not be able to visit. If you have any questions about how to visit someone using video, call 877-578-3658.

Are visits at the Kings County Jail free?
Yes, and no. The first video visit each week 'at the jail' is free. Each visit 'at the jail' after that, as well as remote video visits from your home will cost approximately $7.95 for a 20-minute visit. This fee is subject to change however, and is set by the Kings County Jail, not by Securus. All video visits must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Any visit not cancelled at least 24 hours ahead of its scheduled time will not be eligible for a refund. Learn more about how much inmate visits cost in the Kings County Jail. If you have any questions about how to visit someone using video, call 877-578-3658. If you need to call the jail, call 559-584-1431 ext 2812.

How do I arrange a video visit with an inmate at Kings County Jail?
Full instructions on the steps required to arrange a video visit with an inmate at Kings County Jail can be found on the following JailExchange visitation page. Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Kings County Jail, find out the visitation schedule, and how to schedule a visit from your home computer or personal device. If you have any questions about how to visit someone using video, call 877-578-3658. If you need to call the jail, call 559-584-1431 ext 2812.

Does Kings County Jail have a dress code during inmate visits?
Yes, Kings County Jail has rules and regulations on the appropriate way to dress when visiting at the jail or remotely by video. The easiest way to explain the proper way to dress is to dress and wear clothes as if you were visiting your spouse's grandmother for the very first time. Wear clothes that are not revealing. Don't wear see-through material. Have all undergarments covered (males and females) and avoid a lot of cleavage. Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh. Sleeves should be at least half-way to your elbow. No clothing promoting gang affiliation. Nothing displaying drugs, weapons or profanity. No clothing depicting anything obscene. If you need further clarification, call the jail at 559-584-1431 ext 2812.

Are visits with an inmate at the Kings County Jail recorded?
Yes. All visits with an inmate in Kings County Jail, whether it is between you and your inmate separated by plexiglass, or visits done by video, are recorded. Everything you say and do are going to be seen and/or heard by the jail staff. If you discuss your inmate's pending criminal case or any criminal activity, you can be assured that the conversation will end up being sent to the prosecutor and/or other law enforcement.

Who can visit an inmate at the Kings County Jail?
Anyone over the age of 18, who isn't on felony probation and can produce a valid government-issued photo ID can be approved to visit an inmate in this jail. Visitation applicants in Kings County Jail may sometimes submit to a background check. Those with warrants are denied visitation or if allowed to visit, will be arrested at the jail. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian. If you are a co-defendant with the inmate in a pending case, your visit will be denied. If you and the inmate are under a court order to have no contact with each other, your visit will be denied. The Kings County Jail reserves the right to deny any person the right to enter the jail (or take part in remote video visits), and for any reason. If you need further clarification, call the jail at 559-584-1431 ext 2812.