220 Fourth Avenue South, Kent WA 98032 - (253) 856-5200


The Official Website of the City of Kent

City of Kent Corrections Facility
(Kent Jail) 


Kent City Jail  

 City of Kent Corrections Facility   



1230  Central Ave  S
Kent, WA 98032                                      
Phone: 253-856-5960


 Phone Tree:


Kent Municipal Court


Kent Probation


King County RJC


Kent Police Department


Corrections Staff


Visitor Information


Inmate Property Information


Mail Information


Pre-Pay Inmate Phone Service


 E-mail Addresses:   

City of Kent Jail Commander

D. McCuistion


Administrative Sergeant

M. Armstrong



The City of Kent Jail is staffed with 1-Jail Commander, 1- Administrative Assistant, 6-Corrections Sergeants, and 18-Corrections Officers.


 Jail inmate lookup service  Updates every 15 minutes




Most individuals arrested and booked for misdemeanor charges or warrants in Kent Municipal Court will be scheduled to appear at 1:30 pm on the next business day following their arrest.  For more information, contact the Kent Municipal Court at (253) 856-5730  Ext. 8.


Most court proceedings take place within the correctional facility.  The public is welcome to view misdemeanor court proceedings via closed circuit television located in the court rooms within the Kent Municipal Court.  






During normal business hours, take cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card to the Kent Municipal Court for processing.  The court will notify the jail that the bail has been posted.  


After hours, bring a cashier’s check or money order to the Kent Jail.  The Jail cannot accept cash or credit cards



Licensed bonding agencies authorized by the Kent Municipal Court should deliver bail bonds to the Kent Jail.  The bond must be delivered by the bondsman and have their ID and bonding card available to show jail staff.




Inmates released after completing a jail sentence will be released at midnight on their release date.  Inmates may request to be released the next morning, but early releases are prohibited.   

Inmates released by the court or after posting bail will be released as soon as possible after the paperwork is received.  At peak times, this may take longer than expected.  The jail staff works efficiently, giving priority to release paperwork.  We thank you for your patience during this busy time of day. 



Send mail correspondence to: 

(Inmate’s Name)

Kent Correctional Facility

1230 South Central Avenue

Kent, WA 98032


Mail must be no larger than a business sized envelope.  Any mail requiring extra postage will be returned to sender. 


All mail will be opened and screened by staff prior to delivery to the inmate. Any mail containing money, money orders, prohibited pictures, stationary, stickers or other prohibited items will be returned to sender. Inmates may receive postage stamps.   



Inmates must have prior approval from The City of Kent Jail Administration to receive any books, newspapers, or magazines. When and if, approval is given all books, newspapers, or magazines must be sent directly from the publisher to the City of Kent Jail.



Inmates only have access to collect call phones.  If your phone line is restricted, you can contact Securus Technologies at 1-800-844-6591 or visit www.securustech.net to set up an account that will allow you to accept collect calls.  There is a fee for this service. 



SITE ID # 53070


Inmates cannot receive phone calls and staff cannot pass messages to inmates.


If you do not wish to receive any phone calls from inmates at the jail, contact the jail at (253) 856-5960 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and request to have your phone number blocked.  Please note that once your phone number is blocked it will permanently restrict calls from any inmate at the Kent Correctional Facility.


 Property will only be handled Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Picking up inmate property-

After the inmate has submitted a written request to release property, the person listed on the release may pick up the property after showing valid, government-issued identification.  You may want to call the jail in advance to ensure the proper paperwork has been submitted.


Dropping off property for an inmate-

The jail does not accept property or money for inmates in general population. 


The jail will accept prescription medications in the labeled prescription bottle and other prescribed medical items. 


Inmates working as trustees may have 2 white t-shirts and 1 pair of all white shoes.  T-shirts must not contain logos of any type and must be small enough to be completely invisible under the inmate uniform.  


To drop off property for Work Release of Work Crew inmates, please contact the programs office at (253) 856-5972 for guidelines.  



Prior to visitation, the inmate is required to submit a “visitors list” containing the visitor’s full name, date of birth, address and telephone number.  Once the information has been verified by staff, the visitor will be approved.   

Visitors, 18 years of age and older are required to provide a valid, government-issued photo identification.


Visitors, 17 years of age or younger, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  Legal guardians are required to provide written documentation proving legal guardianship. 

Visitors and their possessions are subject to search prior to and after visitation.  Any attempt to introduce contraband will result in the person’s arrest and prosecution under section 9A.76 RCW.


All cell phones must remain off at all times while at the facility. 


Visitors inappropriately dressed may be denied visitation.  Miniskirts or similar attire, low cut or revealing necklines, and bare midriffs are prohibited.

Visitors that are not direct family or relatives of the inmate and that have been confined in the Kent Corrections Facility in the last 5 years will not be allowed to visit.


Visitors with actives warrants will not be allowed to visit.



Visitation days are determined by alphabetical (last) name of the inmate.  




6:00 PM- 8:30 PM


8:30 AM-1130 AM



6:00 PM- 8:30 PM


6:30 PM-9:00 PM



6:00 PM- 8:30 PM


8:30 AM-1130 AM



6:00 PM- 8:30 PM


6:30 PM-9:00 PM



Other Helpful Phone Numbers:


Kent Municipal Court (253) 856-5730  Ext. 8      
Kent Probation (253) 856-5950                
Public Defenders Office (253) 859-8840


Surrounding Area Jails Phone Numbers:


Chelan County Jail (509) 667-6462
Enumclaw City Jail (360) 825-8580
Fife City Jail (253) 922-6633 Ext. 2
Issaquah Jail (425) 837-3268
Jail Alternatives (Programs) (253) 856-5972              
King County Jail and Kent RJC   (206) 296-1234
NW Detention Center (253) 779-6000
Pierce County Jail (253) 798-4668
Puyallup City Jail (253) 841-5415 Ext. 3
Score Jail (206) 257-6200
Snohomish County Jail (425) 388-3395
Thurston County Jail (360) 786-5510

Jail Programs

The City of Kent Corrections Facility Programs Department offers a variety of jail alternatives for non-violent offenders.


Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA).

Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA).  



Police Department
Kent Police Department news and information.