While in jail
King County offers medical and behavioral health services for adults in jail. People in custody have access to many other programs and services as well. Our goal is to support personal, educational, and vocational development opportunities which help prepare individuals for a return to the community. Other activities include religious services, drug and alcohol counseling, recreation, and more. Specific programs are subject to change based on the availability of volunteers and contractors.
Adults in jail receive medical and behavioral health treatment through Jail Health Services, a division of Public Health — Seattle & King County. If you have concerns about a person's health or medications while they are in custody, contact Jail Health at:
You must provide the following information:
- The person's name
- The person's booking number
- Your contact information
- What your concern is
To find a booking number for an adult in jail, please use the Subject Lookup Tool.
Release planning is available for people who need to connect with behavioral health or medical services when they leave jail.
Educational programs for adults at King Conty jails may include basic education and high school completion, as well as GED preparation and testing.
Alcohol and substance abuse treatment
King County jails support programs designed to help people in jail overcome substance abuse and find treatment.
Programs for women
King County jails support programs tailored to meet the needs of women in custody. Examples have included a therapy-based creative writing program and recovery programs.
Programs and services for veterans
King County jails have historically hosted programs designed to help incarcerated U.S. military veterans with achieving near-term goals and increasing their chances of success upon release.
Other programs and services
Recreation: Adults participate in recreational activities such as arts and crafts, card games, puzzles, movies, and access to exercise.
Recreational Reading: Books are available to adults in both facilities at no cost. Books are available in each housing unit and may also be requested by kite or selected from a book cart that makes regularly scheduled visits.
Faith-based groups: DAJD supports diverse faith-based programs for incarcerated adults. Volunteers provide religious services, religious-based guidance, spiritual support, prayer, and meditation.