Inmate Mail Policy

Inmates are permitted to send and receive unlimited letters each day in order to maintain communications with their legal representatives, families, friends, business associates, and government authorities. Two categories of mail are defined as:

Regular Correspondence

Communication to or from inmates through letters. Incoming mail is inspected to prevent the following:

  • Transmission of contraband, i.e. drugs or any other prohibited materials or substances into the facility.
  • Escape plans.
  • Criminal conspiracies.
  • Any other type of threat or compromise to the over-all security of the facility and/or the safety of staff and inmates.

Legal or Special Correspondence

Mail between an inmate and:

  • All state and federal elected officials
  • All state and federal officials appointed by the Governor or the President of the United States
  • All city, county, state, and federal officials having responsibility for the inmate's present, prior, or anticipated custody, parole, or probation supervision
  • All state and federal judges and courts
  • An attorney at law registered with a state bar association
  • The State Corrections Standards Authority
  • Facility Commander
    • Incoming legal mail that is legibly noted as "Legal Mail" will be opened and inspected in front of the inmate
    • All legal mail must have the following "return to sender" information on the envelope and is subject to verification:
      • Law firm name
      • Attorney's complete name
      • Law firm's complete address
    • Legal size paper is authorized for attorney use only
    • Outgoing legal mail may be inspected in the presence of the inmate then sealed and processed with other outgoing mail


  • Narcotics
  • Marijuana
  • Handcuff keys
  • Hacksaw blades
  • Postage stamps
  • Stickers
  • Pictures or photographs may not contain violence, nudity, sexual acts, or gang-related activities including hand signs, decorative stickers, personal checks, etc.
  • Used books, magazines or periodicals.

Contraband that is illegal will result in criminal charges being filed. Contraband that is not of a criminal nature will be returned to the sender.