Can an inmate receive mail and correspondence?
Inmates may receive incoming mail Monday through Friday except on holidays. Inmates may receive newspapers and magazines (which are not considered a breach in security) and any other lawfully permitted publication which may be delivered through the U.S. Postal Service. Inmates may receive up to 5 paperback books (no hardcover books) which are shipped directly from the publisher, internet distributor or book club, as long as they are not considered a breach in security. Books that are ordered and shipped directly from bookstores will not be accepted. Materials, which are considered breaches of security, will not be allowed into any detention facility. Examples of security breaches would be items that encourage criminal activities, depict activities that could lead to physical violence or disruption, contain explicit sexual content/nudity, methods of escapes, or weapons. Items that are not allowed will be returned to the sender. Only mail that comes through the U.S. Post Office or legitimate postal service will be delivered. Mail will not be accepted by or released from the receptionist lobby area. Mail should be properly addressed and contain a return address. To ensure proper and expedient delivery, make sure the inmate’s identification number is included on all correspondence. Incoming mail without a return address will be discarded or returned to the postal service. No newspaper clippings and/or posters will be accepted. Also, no greeting cards larger than 6” x 8” or cards containing “sound generating devices” will be accepted.
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