Inmates are allowed to send and receive incoming mail. All incoming mail must be stamped, and properly addressed on an envelope. The sender’s return address must also be on the envelope.
Incoming inmate mail shall be searched for contraband items. Any item not approved for inmate possession shall be considered contraband and confiscated. Contraband items that pose a serious threat to security shall be referred to investigators for possible criminal prosecution. (Such contraband items include, but are not limited to weapons, tools, narcotics, tobacco related products, alcohol, drugs, medicine, and sexually explicit materials). The sender of contraband and the involved inmate may be investigated by Sheriff’s Office officials.
If money orders, bank checks, payroll checks or cashier checks are sent to an inmate by mail, staff shall forward these items to the Sheriff’s Office Finance Division for deposit into the inmate’s money account. It will take 10 calendar days for the funds to clear and to be posted to the inmate’s account. The inmate’s name and ID Number must be on a money order or check for processing. The inmate’s name, ID Number and facility/housing unit must be on the envelope for processing. The sender’s return address must also be on the envelope. If the envelop is not properly addressed, staff will return the envelope to the sender.
If cash is sent to an inmate by mail, the exact amount of money sent will be recorded by staff and sent to the Finance Division for deposit into the inmate’s money account.
The Sheriff’s Office may temporarily cancel all, or part of, the normal inmate mail services for security purposes. Every effort shall be made to restore normal inmate mail services as quickly as possible.