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07/27/2018

Jail Announces New Mail Policy

MAIL Policy for Inmates

July 27, 2018

Jackson County Jail

150 E. State Road 250, Brownstown, Indiana 47220

All written incoming non-privileged mail must be on a metered postcard (no postage stamps) no larger than 4”x 6” in dimension and written in blue or black ink only. No embellishments, colored inks, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, etc., will be accepted.

The following information must be on the return address for all correspondence addressed to an inmate: Sender’s First and last name, Complete Mailing address, City, State and Zip Code.

Return addresses must be hand written in blue or black ink only. No colored inks, markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, stamps, stickers etc., will be accepted.

Inmates may receive photograph postcards no larger than 4”x 6” in dimension. These photograph postcards must meet the same standards as all other non-privileged incoming mail.

Metered (no postage stamps) postcards for outgoing non-privileged mail will be available for purchase from the Jail Commissary and will be no larger than 4”x6” in dimension.

The following must be used as the inmate’s return address on all outgoing correspondence: Inmates full name, c/o Jackson County Jail, 150 E. State Road 250, Brownstown, Indiana 47220.

Privileged incoming mail is not subject to censorship. Inmates will be disciplined for intentional use of legal mail as a device to avoid inspection and censorship. This includes inclusion of non-legal material in outgoing mail stated as being ‘Legal Correspondence’.

As a matter of security and safety of all persons concerned, all incoming and outgoing mail is subject to visual and/or contact search/inspection.

As of the approval date of this Policy, inmate mail already in the possession of any active inmate at the Jail may be retained for the duration of their stay.

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