312 SW 1st Ave
Kelso, WA 98626-1739

(360) 577-3118
Sheriff Johnny Tadlock
County Jail

Kelso Corrections Department

The Kelso Corrections Department in Cowlitz County serves the city of Kelso and other smaller towns in Cowlitz. Always call first to make sure an inmate can receive visitors and is at the facility at Kelso WA, 98626-1739 in Cowlitz before traveling or booking hotels.

Calling inmates can be costly. Some prisons charge inmates up to $14 a minute for long-distance calls. To avoid these fees, set up a local phone number that rings at your phone number(s) no matter where you live. Securtel.com can provide local numbers that won't have to pay any extra for long distance. You can reach them at inmate calls. To send mail to an inmate you can visit send postcards. Talk with your inmate to learn about the permitted hours for phone calls, rules for sending mail and days and times for visitation, Facilities in WA all have different rules that you'll be required to follow.

Prison is expensive. Phone calls are the most costly, especially without a local number, But also items an inmate needs like soap, envelopes and stamps will all cost money. So the first thing to do is ensure phone calls are economical so you can discuss a budget.

It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Kelso Corrections Department with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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