Inmate Communications

Anyone wishing to contact an inmate in the Benton County Jail should be advised that the jail does not accept incoming calls for inmates. The following opportunities exist for communicating with our inmates:


 

US Mail

Mail sent to inmates via the US Postal Service needs to be addressed with the inmate’s name written as it appears on the Inmate Roster.  Sample:


    Inmate’s Name
    Housing Unit (If known)
    Benton County Jail
    7122 W Okanogan Place, Bldg. B
    Kennewick, WA 99336

 

Staff will make reasonable efforts to identify the inmate for whom the mail is intended. Mail not adequately addressed and for whom the intended recipient cannot be identified will be returned to the sender with the reason for return noted on the outside of the envelope.

Incoming mail for inmates must have a return address as defined by the USPS, including an identifiable first and last name. Mail without a return address will be rejected.  US Postal Addressing Information

 

Legal Mail Information

 

Mailing Money

 

Unauthorized Mail

 

Inmate Mail Policy

 

 

Phone
Funding Phone Calls
Friends and family may deposit funds into an inmate's prepaid phone account. Deposited funds may be designated for any future calls made by the inmate, or restricted to calls made to a single phone number.  Funds may deposited:
    By Phone: 866-516-0115
    Online: www.telmate.com
    At the Jail: Telmate Cash Kiosk

Voicemail
Friends and Family can leave a voicemail for an inmate by calling 866-516-0115


 

Visitation
To schedule a video visit at the Jail Lobby –
                Use the lobby kiosk to create an account (only have to set up an account once)
                Schedule visit for a date and time
                Your visit is not booked until you receive confirmation from the inmate.

To schedule a visit online -           
                Go to www.gettingout.com to create an account (only have to set up an account once)
                Log in using your PIN and schedule visit for a date and time
                Your visit is not booked until you receive confirmation from the inmate.

Visits are scheduled according to the inmate’s time-out period only or during non-working hours for a trustee.  Inmates receive 2 free local visits per 7 days which begin the day of booking.  After the free visits are used, it will cost 7.50 per local visit charge.  To request a free visit, click on the ‘Schedule Visit for 7.50’ and the next screen states ‘Book a Visit’ or ‘Suggest a Visit’.  If you choose ‘Suggest a Visit’, enter the date and time for the local visit to take place and it is up to the inmate to offer the free visit.  A remote visit charge is 9.90.  There are no free remote visits.  Visits must be confirmed for the visit to take place whether it is local or remote.



 
 
 

 
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