Inmate Mail

 

POST CARDS ONLY

 

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 Premiumpostcard.com

 

Inmates reporting to jail are NOT allowed to bring paperback books. Books are provided by the jail library or can be mailed directly to the jail by a publisher or business such as Amazon monthly with a limit of two(2) per month.

 

BOOKS SHALL NOT BE PROVIDED BY FRIENDS OR FAMILY OR BROUGHT IN BY THE INMATE REPORTING TO SERVE TIME.