Inmate Mail




On April 11TH, 2016 and every day after, all Incoming mail must be in the form of a postcard. Any Mail not sent as described below will be returned to the sender if possible or disposed of as contraband.


All incoming mail, with the exception of legal/privileged mail and money orders, must be in the form of a metered postcard (Minimum size: 3.5 Inches by 4.25 inches. Maximum size: 4.25 inches by 6 inches). Postcards mailed with a stamp will be rejected. Incoming mail is subject to being opened and searched for contraband or money orders. Incoming mail will not normally be read unless there is a compelling penological interest to do so.


Money orders will be accepted by mail. The inmate’s name and identification number must be written on the money order. Money order will be mailed separate from other mail and addressed to Commissary Services, 117 West Smith Street, Gallatin, TN  37066.  Improperly marked envelopes or envelopes containing letters, pictures or other items will be rejected and returned to the sender. Cash will not be accepted.


All incoming mail must be addressed as follows, including the sender’s full name and return address in the upper left corner:

Inmate’s Name

 Sumner County Jail

117 West Smith Street

Gallatin, TN 37066


Postcards in the following form will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender when possible:

1. Defaced or altered postcards

2. Plastic or wrapped postcards

3. Postcards marked with paint, crayon, or marker

4. Postcards with any type of labels or stickers

5. Postcards with watermarks or stains

6. Postcards with biohazards including perfume or lipstick

7. Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references

8. Oversized postcards

9. Postcards written in code

10. Postcards mailed with a stamp.

  • With the exception of legal/privileged correspondence, money orders, and P.R.E.A any other correspondence contained within an envelope will not be accepted. Unacceptable items will be returned to the sender.
  • Photographs will not be accepted in envelopes. Postcards may be picture postcards: There are several online resources available such as


Inmates reporting to jail are NOT allowed to bring paperback books. Paperback books are provided by the jail library. 





Friends and family will now have the ability to send a message to an inmate through our deposit website,, or the free app – JailFunds, which can be downloaded for both Apple and Android devices for free. Friends and family can also upload a photo attachment to their message. This service is provided free of charge to the public and the inmate.

The inmate will have the ability to respond to any message received. The inmate can also initiate communication by sending a digital message, which will be delivered to the recipient through either a text or email.

Each message sent by an inmate will cost $0.50 per message. This money will be deducted from their commissary account. The person receiving your message will be allowed one response per message back to the inmate for free. Any messages that are denied or bounced back due to an incorrect phone number or email address will be refunded to the inmate’s commissary account.

Indigents will receive two free outgoing messages per week.

There is not a limit to the number of messages that can be sent on the system. There is a maximum of 150 incoming messages every 30 days.

To send a message, please instruct your friends and family to visit, select the Send a Message option under the services menu, along with the state and location of your facility. It is a free service for them to use this feature.


All messaging both outgoing and incoming will be monitored by Jail administration and can be denied delivery for any reason.