Starting on February 8th, 2021 All incoming inmate mail from family and friends, with the exception of legal/privileged mail and money orders, will be handled by an authorized 3rd party and must be addressed correctly as shown below.
Offender First and Last Name
Offender ID Number
SUMNER COUNTY JAIL
PO BOX 247
Phoenix, MD 21131
Sender’s first name and last name must be on the envelope. Letters with incomplete information will be discarded.
This service does not accept legal mail, money orders, personal checks, gift cards or cash in the mail. These unacceptable items will be returned to Sender.
Money orders will continue to be accepted by mail at the jail. 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 inmate legal/privileged mail and money orders must be addressed as follows, including the sender’s full name and return address in the upper left corner:
Sumner County Jail
117 West Smith Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
- 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. All other mail must be sent to the address listed above.
- Incoming mail into the jail 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.
- Photographs will not be accepted in envelopes. Postcards may be picture postcards: There are several online resources available such as Premiumpostcard.com
Inmates reporting to jail are NOT allowed to bring paperback books. Paperback books are provided by the jail library.
BOOKS SHALL NOT BE PROVIDED BY FRIENDS OR FAMILY OR BROUGHT IN BY THE INMATE REPORTING TO SERVE TIME.
WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER A DIGITAL MESSAGING SYSTEM!
Friends and family will now have the ability to send a message to an inmate through our deposit website, www.jailfunds.com, 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 www.jailfunds.com, 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.