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.
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: https://securustech.net/en/web/securus/videovisitation
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 http://securus.custhelp.com/app/answers/list
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 JHSRequests@kingcounty.gov . 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.
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.
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.
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.