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Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention

Operating safe, secure, and humane detention facilities and community corrections programs
Department of Adult &
Juvenile Detention

King County Courthouse
516 Third Avenue,
Room E245
Seattle, WA 98104
Office hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
King County DAJD

King County DAJD

New Children and Family Justice Center coming in 2018.  Learn more here.

Department of Justice report

King County jail earns 100 percent rating from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Information on juvenile detainees

King County Juvenile Detention is responsible for the care and custody of youth who are detained in the Youth Services Center. Click on the link above for more information related to juvenile detainees.

Locate an adult inmate

King County inmates may be housed in the Regional Justice Center Detention Facility located in Kent or at the King County Correctional Facility located in Seattle. Do you need to locate an adult inmate? Use our Jail Inmate Lookup Service.

Visiting information

Video visitation offers a convenient manner to visit inmates instead of traveling and waiting in long lines and is available at the MRJC in Kent and at the KCCF in Seattle. 


The standard fee is $12.95 for 25 minutes; however, a promotional cost will be $5.00 for 25 minutes.  You may sign up for Securus Video Visitation by going to:


If you are an Attorney, simply follow the “Getting Started” instructions and when prompted, select “Attorney” for private video visitation sessions.  You will be required to provide your Bar ID which will be validated by DAJD staff. You must complete this process to ensure private video sessions are not recorded. 


For more information call Securus at 1-877-578-3658 or visit at

Find information on visiting adult inmates at the Seattle or Kent Jail. If you don't know which facility is housing an inmate use our Jail Inmate Lookup Service to find their location. Please be advised that public video visits and inmate telephone calls are recorded and subject to monitoring. 

For visiting Juvenile detainees, refer to the juvenile detainees visitation guidelines.

Contacting an inmate

Do you need to contact an adult inmate? Here are information and guidelines on contacting an adult inmate  by phone or mail.

Need information on contacting a juvenile detainee? Here are information and guidelines on contacting a juvenile detainee  by phone or mail.

Depositing money to an inmate’s account

There are several ways to deposit money to an inmate’s account.  Follow this link to obtain more information. 

Inmate medications or health concerns 

For a timely response from King County Public Health - Jail Health Services, please email the information to .  Please include the inmates name, booking number, the nature of your concern, and your contact information.   You may also call 206-296-1234 and follow the prompts and leave a message. To find the inmates booking number, please use our Jail Inmate Lookup Service.

Posting bail

 Need to post bail? Here's a link with information on how to post bail. Looking for a bail bonding company? Try this link to a list of approved bonding companies.

Resource guide

The Resource Guide was prepared under the direction of the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention to assist those leaving detention and returning to the community. The Resource Guide provides links and contact information about resources that may be able to provide assistance in areas like housing, domestic violence, health care, alchohol & drug treatment and counseling services among other topics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to find answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Contact us

Not seeing what you need? Check out the sitemap or contact us.


We're always on the lookout for qualified corrections officers, detention officers and other staff. Here's a link to our  DAJD jobs web page.

Community Corrections Alternatives & Services

Our community corrections programs strive to use evidence-based practices that promote pro-social behaviors and lifestyles.  Our  alternatives and services are available to persons charged with an offense who are incarcerated or who are facing incarceration. In order to be eligible to participate, a person must be ordered to the program by the court. The court may use the alternative programs pretrial and after conviction. All persons ordered must be statutorily eligible for the program. Learn more...

Adult Detention Information  


King County Correctional Facility
500 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

Regional Justice Center
620 West James St.
Kent, WA 98032

King County operates two adult detention facilities; the  King County Correctional Facility located in Seattle and the Regional Justice Center located in Kent.