May I send mail to an inmate?

Yes. Most inmates look forward to correspondence, however, many items are restricted for security and various other reasons. If restricted items are used or sent, the inmate will not receive the mailed items until they are released. 

Prohibited Items: 

1. Items that can be purchased on commissary (blank paper, envelopes, pens, blank cards, phone cards) 

2. Stamps 

3. Unknown substances on paper, envelopes, or photos 

4. Lipstick, perfume, cologne, or scented items 

5. Stickers, tape, post-it notes, labels, glitter (including glitter pens), glued on items, white- out, paint 

6. String, ribbon, confetti 

7. Musical cards 

8. Plastic, laminated items, metal objects 

9. Cardboard, construction paper, cardstock

10. Polaroid pictures

11. Sexually explicit photos or materials, including nude/semi-nude photos 

12. Pages torn out of books, catalogs, or magazines 

13. Food items 

14. Tobacco products 

15. Clothing 

16. Books, magazines, or newspapers not sent directly from the publisher, book club, or recognized internet bookseller.  Be careful when ordering online we cannot except used books from third-party sellers.  Used books are not allowed.  Any books that come in from an unauthorized source will be returned to sender.

17. Hardbound books 

18. Gang related material 

19. Racist or other inflammatory materials (advocating ridicule or scorn of any ethnic, racial, religious, or other group) 

20. Inmate to inmate mail 

21. Personal/Payroll checks 

22. Any other non-listed item that is deemed a security threat. A best practice for jail correspondence is to use plain white paper with plain pen or pencil, mailed inside a plain white envelope. 

Show All Answers

1. How can an inmate recieve money, and/or how do inmate accounts work?
2. What is the mailing address of the jail?
3. How does the Inmate Phone System Work?
4. May I send mail to an inmate?
5. What type of property may be brought to an inmate?
6. What type of property can an inmate have while incarcerated?
7. When can an inmate release property to the public?
8. When can inmates buy items from the commissary?
9. When can inmates release money from their accounts to the public?
10. When an inmate is released, in what form will his/her account be returned?
11. Where will an individual be booked after his/her arrest?
12. How can someone that has just been arrested be released without first appearing in court?
13. How do I post an inmate's bail or fine?
14. Who determines if an individual can be released on bond prior to appearing in court?
15. What forms of payment will the Jail accept?
16. What is the deadline to post a bond for someone who has not appeared in court yet during a court day?
17. After an inmate is sentenced, who calculates the release date?
18. What time of day are inmates released after they are finished with their sentence?
19. How are Inmate Meals prepared?
20. Who is contracted for Inmate Medical Care?
21. Are Inmates allowed to buy items from a commissary service?
22. Can I volunteer to help inmates that are currently detained?
23. How can an inmate (or soon to be inmate) be assigned to Work Crew, or Electronic Home Monitoring?
24. Can inmates get haircuts while in jail?
25. Prison Information
26. Is there a question that wasn't answered, or did you find an error?
27. How do I request Work Crew to clean up an area?
28. When and how can I serve an inmate Civil Legal papers?