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South Correctional Entity Regional Jail - SCORE South

Regional Facility

Last Updated: April 25, 2021
Address
20817 17th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198
Beds
802
County
King
Regional Detention - low
Phone
253-931-3088
Fax
206-257-6200
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South Correctional Entity Regional Jail - SCORE South basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 253-931-3088

South Correctional Entity Regional Jail - SCORE South is a regional jail facility that handles the intake from the King County Sheriff's arrests but also from several surrounding counties located at 20817 17th Ave S Des Moines, WA. This cooperative prison is funded by all of the counties that hold their detainees and sentenced inmates.

SCORE (South Correctional Entity Regional Jail) is a jail in Des Moines, Washington serving the confinement needs of 7 Member Cities (Auburn, Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Renton, SeaATac and Tukwila) and a number of contract agencies with a total capacity of 802 inmates.

South Correctional Entity Regional Jail - SCORE South - Inmate Manual

Jail Correspondence:
SCORE reserves the right to reject any item that it considers to be unsuitable. All mail must include the sender’s return address on the envelope. Please include inmate’s name number on all correspondence to ensure accurate delivery.
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Contraband:
All incoming and outgoing mail will be opened and checked for contraband. Mail is read, censored or rejected based on legitimate facility interests of order and security. The exception is legal mail clearly identified as such between client and attorney or court which pertains to the inmate’s current case. Any items considered contraband will result in the envelope and its contents being returned to sender or will be placed into the inmate’s property or will be investigated for criminal violation. See list below for Acceptable/Unacceptable Items.
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Mail to inmates should be addressed as follows:
(Inmate’s Full Name and Name Number)
SCORE Jail
20817 17th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198
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Acceptable/Unacceptable Items
Acceptable Items:
Publications
Cannot be sent directly from an individual
New softback books, magazines or newspapers must be sent directly from the publisher or licensed retailer
No hardbound books allowed
Legal mail between attorney or court and inmate
Written documents forwarded for signature
Letters
Newspaper clippings
Photographs (inmates are limited to a maximum of six photographs in their possession - all others will be placed in the inmate’s property)
Unacceptable Items:
Address labels / stickers / post-it notes
Blank cards, paper and postcards
Cash, personal checks, or money orders (Click here for information on how to deposit money into an inmate’s trust account)
Stamps, stamped items, paper, envelopes (inmates must purchase from commissary)
Bubble wrap / cardboard / coupons and gambling items
All colored paper, including envelopes and greeting cards
Excessive puzzle or coloring pages (limit 10 per envelope)
Food items
Glued items, glitter, gel pens, metallic ink, confetti, excessive ink, marker or paint
Racist or other inflammatory materials, including gang symbols and hand gestures
Sexually explicit materials; nude / semi-nude photos, including babies and children
Unauthorized inmate to inmate correspondence
Lipstick, perfume, cologne, or scented items
Polaroid pictures with backings
String, ribbon, confetti, white out, tape (clear tape only)
Plastic, laminated items, metal items, paper clips, staples, metal clasps
Tobacco or tobacco products
Unknown substances on paper, envelopes, photos, foil, foil-lined envelopes
Laminated items, musical cards, manila envelopes, Tyvek envelopes
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Rejection of Incoming Mail:
If incoming mail is rejected, the sender and inmate will receive a copy of the mail rejection notification form with the reason for the refusal and the sender’s and inmate’s options for review of the refusal.

Standard Release Procedure
Once all charges/sentences have been cleared, an inmate will be transported to the city of arrest or residency by a SCORE transport officer with their property. You can sign up for release notification through VINE on the inmate roster.
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Lobby/Family Ride Releases
Once all charges/sentences have been cleared, an adult may come to SCORE lobby to pick up the inmate. Upon arrival, the adult must check in with reception staff and present valid photo identification. The adult cannot leave the premises without notifying reception staff. An inmate cannot be released more than four hours before his/her sentence is completed.
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Bail/Bond Release Procedures
Once bail has been posted, it may take as much as two to six hours before the person in custody is released. Release times will vary depending on the day of the week, time of day and how many other releases are pending at the time the bail is received. We appreciate your patience and understanding of the importance of taking steps to ensure that only the correct individuals are released.
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Property Releases
Release of inmate property can only be requested Monday through Friday from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at the reception desk.

Inmate Locator

South Correctional Entity Regional Jail - SCORE South publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in Washington. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason they charge to access it.

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Visitation Information

South Correctional Entity Regional Jail - SCORE South - Visitation

Remote Internet Visiting Hours for General Population:
Tuesday - Sunday : 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Lobby Visitation Hours for General Population:
Monday, Saturday, Sunday and Federal Holidays: No Visitation
Tuesday-Thursday: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

***Visitation hours may vary based upon each inmate's housing location***

Scheduling a Visit (either at SCORE or from a remote internet location):

All visitors must register, schedule, and view visits with inmates online by visiting gtlvisitme.com

  • All visitors must register online. If you do not have access to the internet, please call 855-208-7349
  • All visits must be scheduled at least 24-hours in advance and no more than 7 days out
  • No same-day visitation permitted
  • Must provide full name, date of birth, and valid email address to register. If no email address, please call 855-208-7349 for assistance with scheduling a visit.
  • Only 1 visit per inmate may be scheduled per day and no more than 2 per week

Additional information for visits from SCORE’s Lobby

  • There are no fees for a video visits from SCORE’s lobby.
  • Only 3 people are allowed per visit, for example: (1 adult & 2 children) -or- (2 adults & 1 child) -or- (3 adults).
  • No more than 3 adults per visit (in-person or internet)
  • Lobby visits are in increments of 25 minutes.
  • Visitors are required to check in 10 minutes before the scheduled visit.
  • Scheduled visits will start and end on time and will not be adjusted for late arrivals.
  • Valid identification is required for visiting in person:
    • Washington State Driver’s License or ID card
    • Other U.S. State Driver’s License or ID card
    • Canadian Driver’s License or ID card
    • U. S. Armed Forces ID card
    • U.S. Government Passport
    • Resident Alien card
  • All visitors are checked for:
    • Active warrants
    • Protection orders / No contact orders / Restraining orders
    • Any other applicable court orders
  • Warrants and court orders will be strictly enforced and are subject to visit cancellation and arrest.
  • Visitors in violation of any court order are subject to arrest and automatic cancellation of visit.

Additional information for remote video visiting

  • Internet visits are scheduled in increments of 10 and 25 minutes and have applicable fees.
  • Scheduled visits will start and end on time and will not be restarted after the start time.
  • Arriving late? Your visit will take place regardless of what time you connect.
  • Visits may be canceled by the inmate or visitor up to 24 hours in advance of scheduled visit.
  • Cancellations less than 24-hours in advance of a scheduled visit will be counted as a visit.

Additional Information for Visitation:

  • Inmates on disciplinary lockdown may not receive visitation privileges. Visitors will be emailed cancellation notices.
  • Persons under the age of 18 will not be allowed to visit or enter the Jail lobby unless escorted by a parent, grandparent or documented legal guardian.
  • Cancellations due to SCORE initiated lockdown will not count as a weekly visit. You will receive an email and will not be automatically rescheduled.
  • Visiting privileges may be temporarily canceled by the SCORE administration at any time deemed necessary for the safety and security of the facility. If SCORE initiates the cancellation you will receive an email and will not be automatically rescheduled.
  • Visitors who do not follow the visiting rules, guidelines and dress code for SCORE may have their visiting privileges suspended.

Dress Code:

The general rule is to dress conservatively for participation in video visitation. Our jail includes areas for video court. Professionals are entering and leaving the SCORE facility regularly. It is strongly encouraged that visitors present themselves with modest attire in the SCORE lobby and over the Internet.

Visitors are required to show respect through their conduct in respect for the court, other visitors/inmates and SCORE employees. Conservative dress means:

  • Clothing should be modest.
  • Wear clothes that are not overly revealing. No see-through attire.
  • Dress for a professional business environment and should cover your body appropriately.
  • Shoes should be worn at all times.

Failure to dress appropriately and conduct visits professionally, a standard that is determined by SCORE staff, may result in your visits being immediately interrupted /cancelled and future visiting privileges being suspended.

Introduction of Contraband

Anyone attempting to bring or introduce contraband into SCORE jail will be arrested and prosecuted under RCW 9A.76 (Introducing Contraband I, II, III). The penalty, if you are convicted, ranges from 3 months in jail to 12 years in prison depending on severity and if you have a criminal record. Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 289-02-020 defines contraband as any substance or item not specifically permitted by the SCORE Jail administration. Contraband includes anything that is not provided by the SCORE Jail or any item that has been provided that has been altered from or used outside of its original intended purpose or use. Possessing excess amounts of items provided by the SCORE Jail may be considered contraband.

Smoking / Vaping

Smoking or vaping is prohibited inside and outside the building. This includes visiting booths in the public lobby area. If you violate this rule, you are subject to a fine and your visit will be stopped. The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 70.160.075 and the King County Board of Heath Code Title 19 prohibit smoking within 25 feet of any doorway entering any public building.

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