Inmate Mail


Mail is delivered once a day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. There is generally no restriction on the volume of correspondence that an inmate may send or receive. However restrictions apply to the amount of mail that can be contained in a cell.

Excessive amounts of "junk mail" and/or abuse of the mail system may result in limiting the amount of mail that an inmate may receive.

** All mail not identified as legal mail will be opened and inspected for contraband.

** Legal mail - mail between an inmate and his/her attorney, judges, officers of the court, officials of the confining authority, administrators of the grievance system, members of the paroling authority or an elected official - will be opened and inspected in the presence of the inmate.

** Mail sent to released inmates will be returned to sender.


    Examples of Contraband:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Stamps and writing materials
  • Greeting cards that contain batteries, metal or plastic fasteners/bindings
  • Any Sexually explicit material
  • Any item defined as contraband by the Department of Justice Services.


All Contraband will be Confiscated

You may send an inmate mail by addressing the envelope in the following manner:

Inmate's Name/Inmate Master Number
Floor-Housing Unit-Cell number (example-4-B-26)
P.O. Box 16060
Clayton, Missouri 63105