Rules for Regular Incoming Mail

All inmate mail must have:

  • Sender's complete name and return address (no AKA's, nicknames, monikers)
  • Inmate's complete first and last name under which he or she is booked
  • Complete and correct booking number
    • Mail with no return address will be placed in the inmate's property
    • Stick-on return address labels are not allowed
    • To ensure delivery to the correct inmate, inmate's name and booking number must match in our system
    • Booking numbers that are missing, incomplete or incorrect will be returned to the sender

Rejected Mail

Any mail that is dirty or stained will be considered contaminated and returned to the sender. Mail that contains any of the following will be rejected:

  • Care packages
  • Greeting cards
  • Flowers
  • Candy
  • Food
  • Any perishables
  • Postcards
  • Pamphlets
  • Business cards
  • Mail written in crayon, paint, or colored pencil (colored copies from a copier are okay)
  • Gel ink
  • Marker
  • Felt-tip
  • Highlighter
  • Mail with lipstick imprinted on it
  • Items containing glue or white-out
  • Blank stationery, envelopes, Post-it Notes
    • Colored paper (standard, white, 1-ply paper only, no legal size)
    • Craft materials
    • Glitter
    • Paper clips
    • Parchment or stock paper
    • Plastic
    • Metal
    • Ribbons
    • Staples
    • Tape
  • Cash or personal checks (U.S. Postal money orders only are accepted)
  • 10 photos maximum per envelope, no larger than 4 by 6 inches.
    • The pictures may not contain violence, nudity, sexual acts, or gang-related activities including hand signs.
  • Odor-causing substances like perfume or cologne that permeate the mail
  • Polaroids
  • Phone cards
  • Postage stamps (loose or book)
  • Hardback or leather-bound books (see below for details)
  • Torn-out book, magazine or newspaper clippings or pages
  • Stickers, labels, or anything with adhesive
  • Stick-on return address labels
  • Used books, magazines or periodicals.

Please Note

Envelopes are not given to the inmates. Return addresses are torn off and given to an inmate per the inmate's request.

Stick-on return address labels are not allowed due to the adhesive used on the labels.

Other items not listed above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine any possible compromise or threat to the overall security of the facility and/or the safety of staff and inmates.