Inmate Contact

  • You may communicate with an inmate at any time via the U. S. Mail. For safety and security reasons, all mail, must be in the form of a postcard or letter. The maximum size postcard is 5 inches by 7 inches. Must be written in ink or pencil; no marker or crayons.

  • Legal Mail will be opened and inspected in the presence of the inmate to ensure that it is legal mail.

  • Two Magazines subscriptions are permitted and must be mailed from the publisher. (Magazines in excess of two subscriptions per inmate will be confiscated and disposed of.)

  • All incoming and outgoing post cards, letters or legal mail MUST contain a complete return address. All mail received without a return address or an incomplete return address will be considered contraband and destroyed per policy.

  • Any items that are considered contraband will be disposed of and a Mail Contraband Form initiated, with the original to inmate's housing file and a copy to the inmate. Mail with a return address will be returned to the sender; mail without a return address or an incomplete address will be destroyed per policy.

  • All incoming mail should be marked with:
  • Inmate Full Name
    Booking Number
    Charlotte County Jail
    26601 Airport Road
    Punta Gorda FL 33982

  • Items that are considered contraband and not allowed in the jail include:
    • All photos that are larger than 5 x 7.
    • Polaroid photographs
    • Any pornographic or racially motivated item/material
    • Escape plans
    • Illegal correspondence
    • Blank stamped envelopes, stamps
    • Blank paper, paper clips
    • Postcards or letters with biohazards including perfume or lipstic
    • Plastic or wrapped postcards
    • Postcards or letters with watermarks or stains
    • Postcards or letters that have been altered from the original form
    • Magazines that could jeopardize the security or safety of inmates, staff, or the general public
    • Magazines that are sexually explicit

How to set up a GTL Advance Pay Account for phone calls:

  • Contact GTL to set up an Advance Pay phone account by calling 1-866-230-7761 or online at www.GTL.net.
  • There are multiple ways to pay for this Advance Pay account:

      At No Cost Advance Pay Account Options:

      • Mail a Certified Check or Money Order to GTL
      • Deposit to GTL via Western Union ***

      At Cost Advance Pay Account Options:

      • Automated Phone Deposit of $25.00 (with a fee of $4.75)
      • Automated Phone deposit of $50.00 (with a fee of $9.50)
      • Internet Web Deposit at any amount (with a fee of $9.50)
      • Advance Pay Account Close-Out (with an Admin fee of $5.00)

  • Money Orders and Certified Checks can be mailed to:

    AdvancePay Service Department
    Department 1722
    Denver, Colorado 80291-1722

***Western Union will charge their own fee for using their services to make an Advance Payment***