- You may communicate with an inmate at any time via the U. S. Mail. For safety and security reasons, all mail, with the exception of legal mail and funds sent in for deposit must be in the form of a postcard. They can be purchased or computer generated which will allow for pictures to be printed rather than mailed separately. 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 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:
- Items that are considered contraband and not allowed in the jail include:
- All photos that are not part of a post card
- Polaroid photographs
- Any pornographic or racially motivated item/material
- Escape plans
- Illegal correspondence
- Stamped envelopes, stamps, stickers on letters
- Blank paper, paper clips
- Postcards with biohazards including perfume or lipstick
- Plastic or wrapped postcards
- Postcards with watermarks or stains
- Postcards that have been altered from the original form
- Magazines that could jeopardize the security or safty of inmates, staff, or the general public
- Magazines that are sexually explicit
Inmate Full Name
Charlotte County Jail
26601 Airport Road
Punta Gorda FL 33982