Prisoners sentenced in Yakima county are generally sent to Wapato Jail in the city of Wapato, Wapato Jail is one of several minimum prisons in the State. To visit an inmate at Wapato Jail, you'll need to travel to Wapato, WA, 98951-1326 in Yakima. The address is 205 E 3rd St. It's important to verify the location of your inmate before traveling.
Inmates need contact with their friends and family on the outside. But Jails and Prisons don't make this easy. Some charge inmates up to $14 a minute just to make a long-distance phone call. Fortunately, you can get a local number your inmate can call that will ring your phone and/or those of other family and friends no matter where they live. An inmate can then make their calls using the local number rate while talking to friends and family long distance. This service is provided by Securtel at [Link to Secrutel]. To send mail to an inmate, go to send postcards. Once you are able to communicate with your inmate, you can start making plans for visitation. There are many types of prison facility in WA. City Jails, County Jails, State Jails and State Penitentiaries. Each will have it's own rules and times for visitation, calls and mail.
Wapato Jail is a County Jail. It's important to know the type of prison facility because this will largely determine what is permitted. 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.
Wapato Jail is in the PST time zone. So make adjustments in your call times if you aren't in that same timezone. The warden at Wapato Jail is Police Chief Dave Simmons. The warden may or may not be available to talk to. This will depend on the size of the facility. Wapato Jail has a current capacity of around 49. The total capacity of Wapato Jail is 56. Knowing this count can tell you how crowded conditions might be at Wapato Jail. It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about Wapato Jail with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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