Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Broward County Jail - Paul Rein Detention Facility in Florida
If you have any of your family member or friend in jail at the Paul Rein Detention Facility and you wish to communicate with them, you just need to follow certain guidelines and polices before proceeding.
For the security and safety of inmates and the staff at the department of jail, guidelines policy for snail mails and phone calls are in force for inmates in jail.
These are the following guidelines for sending letters or postcards to inmates:
- All mail is delivered to the jail on week days only.
- When addressing mail, please include the inmate's full name, inmate arrest number and the facility's address
- Snail mails (letters and postcards) are opened normally in presence of jail staff and are thoroughly searched for contraband items such as lighters, matches, cigarettes, jewelry, or photos that are either explicit in nature, inappropriate or in any way threaten the security of the jail.
- Inmates are only allowed to receive cards and letters; however, friends and family may purchase care packages on-site at on the jail's available kiosks in the facility lobbies
- Money in the form of personal checks or cash is are not allowed to be sent through snail; however, like care packages, money may be transferred to an inmate via western union, the jail's online deposit system or cash deposits may be paid in-person at a lobby kiosk.
- Any type of paperback book, newspaper, religious material or magazines may be sent to an inmate, just so long as it was sent through the actual vendor or publisher. Any published material that is explicit, inappropriate or explicit in nature will be not be accepted.
- Any outgoing legal mail is inspected in presence of concerned inmates and jail authority, and inmates are allowed to personally seal mail in this instance.
If you'd like to speak to an inmate on the phone, the following guidelines will assist you.
- While jail inmate are allowed to contact the family member or friends by phone, they are only given clearance to do so once they've received their housing assignment from jail staff.
- Families and friends should be ready to accept the collect call charges when inmates call-out from the facility.
- However, inmates themselves are not permitted to receive any incoming phone calls from friends or even family members. Should there be an emergency, please call the jail's main reception area for assistance.
- Likewise, jail staff is prohibited from passing along phone messages to inmates.
- If you have any problem receiving phone calls from an inmate or have questions about setting up prepaid accounts, you may contact T-Netix with your requirements.
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