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Inmate Correspondence

Inmates are allowed to write and receive correspondence.  Rules of the St. Louis County Jail are as follows:



  • Incoming Mail:
    • No limit on the volume of lawful letters an inmate may receive.
    • Unlawful mail includes, but is not limited to, that which is libelous, obscene or contains contraband.
    • Periodical, newspapers and packages are not permitted.
    • All incoming mail must be processed and delivered by U.S. Postal Service.
    • Mail will be delivered as soon as inspected.
    • All incoming non-legal mail will be opened by Jail staff and inspected for contraband and money. All money will be placed in the inmate's account.
    • Incoming legal mail may be opened and inspected in front of the receiving inmate but will not be read or censored.
    • Mail addressed to an inmate who has been transferred or released shall be forwarded to the address provided by the inmate or returned to sender.





  • Photographs:
    • Must be standard size. Polaroids and over-sized photos will be placed into the inmate's property and must remain there until the inmate's release. 
    • Only six (6) photos per incoming letter will be forwarded to inmate. If a letter contains more than six, the excess will be placed into the inmate's property and must remain there until the inmate's release.



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