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Inmate Mail

 

All Inmates will have access to services provided by the United States Postal Service to send and receive legal mail, general correspondence, and publications.

Contraband and material which constitutes a threat to the safety, security, or order of the Yuma County Detention Center shall be prohibited. Such items will be processed in accordance with office policy. 

Mailing Address

All inmate postcards and legal mail will need to be addressed as follows:

Inmate's full name
Inmate's Jacket Number
200 West Court Street
Yuma, AZ 85364

If you do not know the inmate's jacket, contact the Detention Center at (928) 782-9871.  Select the option for Admitting and you will be connected to the Admitting Clerk.

U.S. Mail

  • All incoming correspondence, with the exception of legal mail, must be on a metered standard postcard.
  • Unacceptable postcards include:

    • Defaced or altered postcards
    • Postcards with stickers
    • Postcards marked with paint, crayon, marker, or gel/glitter ink
    • Postcards with any biohazards, including perfumes or lipstick
    • Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references
    • Postcards with plastics or wrappings

NOTE: Post cards are available to inmates for purchase through the Commissary. All "pro per" inmates will continue to be provided with the appropriate materials.

 

Legal Mail

  • All legal mail must be sent in pre-printed/pre-stamped postage envelopes or metered postage.
  • Legal mail should not be bound, stapled, or fastened in any manner as inmates are prohibited from possessing such items.

Postal Guidelines

  • Postal services are provided Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
  • All postcards coming into and leaving the facility must be by U.S. Mail.
  • Inmates may receive pictures by U.S. Mail. Pictures may be mailed in an envelope addressed to the Yuma County Detention Center with the inmate's name and jacket number listed. "PHOTOS ENCLOSED" must be clearly marked on the front of the envelope otherwise the envelope will be returned to sender. NO PAPERS OR CORRESPONDENCE OF ANY KIND ARE TO BE ENCLOSED IN THE ENVELOPE.
  • Inmates may receive books and publications that come directly from a publisher or book seller.
  • Acceptable forms of money (Western Union money orders, U.S. Postal money orders, or Cashier’s Checks ONLY) will be placed into the inmate's account. The above mentioned may be mailed in an envelope addressed to the Yuma County Detention Center with the inmate's name and jacket number listed. "FOR DEPOSIT ONLY" must be clearly marked on the front of the envelope. NO PAPERS OR CORRESPONDENCE OF ANY KIND ARE TO BE ENCLOSED IN THE ENVELOPE.
  • All inmate to inmate mail is prohibited.

For More Information...

Contact the Detention Center at (928) 782-9871. Select the option for Admitting and you will be connected to the Property Clerk.


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