Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention
Emergency Actions at Correctional Facilities for COVID-19 Outbreak
Under the direction of King County Executive Dow Constantine, we are quickly and safely reducing the number of people who are in custody to provide our healthcare professionals the space they need to follow recommendations by Public Health -- Seattle & King County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are working with our partners in the criminal justice system -- courts, King County Department of Public Defense, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Department of Corrections, and law enforcement -- to reduce the population at our two adult facilities so we can provide single bunks for everyone in custody as advised by Public Health. It also will provide our Jail Health Services staff with more room to isolate people who are at a higher risk of severe complications.
Here is the news release announcing immediate actions to further decrease the number of people who are in custody.
Taking action to ensure everyone's health and safetySee a data dashboard, updated on weekdays, showing our progress, and get answers to frequent questions.
King County inmates may be housed in the Maleng Regional Justice Center (MRJC) located in Kent or at the King County Correctional Facility (KCCF) located in Seattle. Do you need to locate an adult inmate? Use our Jail Inmate Lookup Service.
Our goal is to keep these disruptions to visiting hours to a minimum, but changes and cancellations to visiting hours could occur at any time, based on staff availability.
In-person visitation at both the Seattle and Kent locations may be affected, and the video visitation kiosks in the reception area in Kent may be impacted. However, video visitation using your own computer, tablet, or smart phone will still be available.
We encourage you to use the video visitation option. Contact Securus Video Visitation at 1-877-578-3658 or https://securustech.net/en/web/securus/videovisitation to learn more and sign up for “Anywhere Video Visitation.”
King County Juvenile Detention is responsible for the care and custody of youth who are detained in the Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center. Click on the link above for more information related to juvenile detainees.
In-person visitation remains suspended at our adult correctional facilities as a precaution to limit COVID-19. This includes onsite video kiosks.
The state of Washington and King County have lifted many pandemic restrictions, but our public health experts recognize that correctional facilities and other congregate settings are higher-risk environments where masks, social distancing and other measures continue to be in our community’s best interest.
The Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention and our public health partners are exploring a return to in-person visitation, but only when we are confident that we can do so safely.
We do offer video visitation through our vendor, Securus (FAQ: https://securushelp.com/ or call 877-578-3658). We are providing six free video visits per week (max one/day). More information below.
There are no restrictions at this time for professional visits.
Video Visitation at Adult Facilities
Family and friends can schedule video visitation sessions each week at no cost. Detailed instructions can be found on the Visiting Information webpage.
For more information call Securus at 1-877-578-3658 or visit at https://securushelp.com/ 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.
Video Visitation at the Children and Family Justice Center
Video visitation at the Children and Family Justice Center is available at no cost. You can sign up for Securus Video Visitation or you the free Securus mobile app for Apple or Google Play devices.
Parents and Guardians can follow these steps:
- Create an account by going to www.videovisitanywhere.com or downloading the free Securus APP on your smartphone or tablet
- Request access to youth by using their ID number
- Schedule an appointment.
Video Visitation for Attorneys
If you are an attorney, 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 department 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 https://securushelp.com/
There are several ways to deposit money to an inmate’s account.
For a timely response from Jail Health Services, a division of Public Health — Seattle & King County, please email the information to JHSRequests@kingcounty.gov . Please include the inmate's 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 inmate's booking number, please use our Jail Inmate Lookup Service.
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.
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, where you can also watch the full length videos below.
- Community Center for Alternative Programs (CCAP)
- Electronic Home Detention (EHD)
- Helping Hands Program (HHP)
- Intake Services Unit (ISU)
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 about community corrections programs...