Navajo County New Jail Inmate Mail

Navajo County New Jail Inmate Mail

When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate's Full Name
Navajo County Jail
P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, AZ 86025

All mail sent to an inmate at the Navajo County New Jail must include the sender's name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.

Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and your letter destroyed.

Main Phone: 928-524-4229

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Navajo County New Jail Inmate Mail Policies, Mail Instructions, what type of mail is NOT allowed, Rules for Mailing letters, photos, postcards, emailing an inmate, magazines, newspapers, books and packages to Navajo County New Jail in Holbrook, Arizona.

Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate receives his/her mail and not have it thrown away.

The Navajo County New Jail has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.

All inmates of the Navajo County Adult Detention Center may send and receive correspondence through the US Mail.

No mail, notes, or photographs may be “dropped off” at the detention facility for inmates. All such materials must be sent through the mail.

All mail, except for Legal Mail, shall be afforded no expectation of privacy and may be read and inspected for contraband outside the presence of the inmate.

Inmates’ personal correspondence with persons in the free world provides a means of introducing contraband into the facility and conspiring to jeopardize security, safety, order and other legitimate NCSO-Jail interests.

Mail may be used as evidence in criminal, civil or administrative trials or hearings.

Monies received by mail must be in the form of a cashier’s check or money order. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted, and if received, will be confiscated and placed in your personal property until your release or returned to the sender.

Outgoing mail will not be sent if the envelope has any drawings or unauthorized writing on it.

Mail must have the full mailing address and return address with inmate’s full name.

Envelopes with additional writing or drawings will be confiscated and placed in your property.

INCOMING MAIL:

All incoming mail is opened and inspected for contraband, monies, and prohibited items. No pictures larger than 5x7 are allowed.

No pictures with instant backing or sticky back such as Polaroid, no plastic photos, photo albums, frames, nude photos, explicit sexual pictures, or gang related pictures are permitted.

Computer printouts are allowed to be mailed into the jail. Inmates can receive no more than ten (10) pages per week.

NO blank sheets of paper, envelopes, stamps, address labels, magazine or newspaper clippings, ribbon, string, laminated cards, musical cards, or cards larger than 5”X 7”, staples, paperclips, scotch or masking tape, glitter, confetti, glue, marker, gel, oil, or paint.

Printouts depicting criminal activity, nudity, or gang activity are not allowed.

Confiscated mail will be placed in your intake property and held until your release.

OUTGOING PERSONAL MAIL:

Outgoing mail must be unsealed, have your full name, the detention facility’s name, and return address in the upper left-hand corner of the envelope.

The receiver’s name and address must be on the front center of the envelope.

Outgoing mail is given to the POD Officer.

Envelopes will not be accepted if they have drawings on them.

Outgoing mail will be inspected and any mail containing contraband will be confiscated, the inmate will be issued disciplinary, and the items confiscated and disposed of.

Contraband may be any item that is not paper that’s placed inside of the envelope.

Examples of contraband are NCSO ID band, home-made arts and crafts from county materials and/or commissary wrappers, etc.….

LEGAL MAIL:

Legal Mail is any written correspondence with inmates’ Attorney of record, the Courts, Judges, Clerk of the Court, or Legal-Aid services.

Mail will be clearly labelled legal mail or legal document on the envelope.

INCOMING LEGAL MAIL:

All incoming legal mail will be documented on an incoming legal mail log.

The inmate must show valid identification to detention staff by their issued NCSO ID band and sign for the legal mail on the incoming legal mail log.

The legal mail will be opened by detention staff in the presence of the inmate after they sign for it.

Incoming legal mail is opened in the inmate’s presence for the purpose of ensuring that contraband is not being brought into the facility.

Contraband will be confiscated by detention staff.

Confiscated mail will be placed in the inmate's intake property and held until their release.

OUTGOING LEGAL MAIL:

Outgoing legal mail must have the inmate's full name, the detention facility’s name, and return address in the upper left-hand corner of the envelope.

The receiver’s name, legal mail, and address and/or department must be on the front center of the envelope.

All outgoing legal mail will be documented.

All outgoing legal mail shall not be sealed until inspected by detention staff.

Outgoing legal mail will be unsealed and given to the POD Officer to inspect for contraband.

After the legal mail is inspected the inmate will seal the envelope in the presence of and given to the POD Officer.

Contraband will be confiscated by detention staff, disciplinary will be issued to the inmate, and the contraband will be disposed of.

There is no limitation on the amount of legal mail sent or received.

Legal mail routed through the U.S. Mail system is subject to postage costs at the expense of the sender.

PROHIBITED MAIL:

Mail that contains pictures that depict or display sexual activity or nudity, threats of physical harm, criminal activity, blackmail, extortion, escape plans, coded or sensational information, contraband, or anything in violation of state or federal law or facility rules will be confiscated.

If jail administration deems it necessary to declare a piece of mail prohibited and have it confiscated, the writer or receiver (inmate) will receive a receipt explaining the reason for the confiscation.

The confiscated material will be forwarded to the proper authorities based on the content of the letter.

The following items are not accepted:

Address labels, blank paper, blank cards, blank envelopes, blank postcards, stamps, ink pens, musical cards, plastic or laminated item(s), handmade cards that have glue, tape string, paint, marker (including letters written in marker), glitter, confetti, dried flowers, lipstick, and/or perfume.

Books:

Paperback books may be mailed to the jail but must be like new with both covers and no larger than 6”X 8”.

Inmates are only allowed to receive one book. If multiple books are received, the inmate will be allowed to choose one book and the rest will be donated to the jail library.

If a Bible is received along with other paperback books, the inmate may receive the Bible and one of the books.

Puzzle books or crossword puzzle books will be accepted but will be treated with the same limitations of the paperback books.

NO writing will be accepted in either paperback or puzzle books.

Emailing an Inmate

Email Service

Implementation of electronic messenger service (e-mail) is available.

The email service is accessible 24 hours a day

It can only be accessed by inmates during open pods

The cost of the email service is $0.40 (.40 cents) per message. Enroll here.

The electronic mail service must be established by the inmate's family and/or friends through IC Solutions

This service allows for the transmission of email and photos under the same guidelines and restrictions as all other forms of communication.

All transmissions are approved by the Navajo County New Jail before they are sent to the receiver. 

How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Inmate's First and Last Name
Inmate's Full Name
Navajo County Jail
P.O. Box 668
Holbrook, AZ 86025

All mail sent to an inmate at the Navajo County New Jail must include the senders name and mailing address in the top left corner of the envelope or postcard.

Failure to include your return address will most likely result in your mail NOT being delivered and discarded.

POLICIES REGARDING MAILING PHOTOS TO Navajo County New Jail

No pictures larger than 5x7 are allowed.

Maximum of five (5) photos per Inmate.

Polaroid Photos are prohibited.

Photos (or drawing) of weapons are prohibited.

Photos (or drawings) of drugs, the consuming of drugs or alcohol is prohibited.

Photos (or drawings) of lewd behavior or people exhibiting too much skin is prohibited.

Important Mail Tips

Mail is always scanned and inspected for contraband, obscenity and other rule infractions.

Assume that everything you write will be read by jail staff and can and will be used against you or your inmate in court.  

Never write anything about the inmate's court case you wouldn't want read aloud in court.

Mail is considered by the jail to be a privilege. Any violations of the mail policies can result in the inmate's mail privileges being suspended.

The introduction of contraband by you into the jail through the mail could result in criminal charges being filed against both you and the inmate.

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