Clay County Jail & Detention Center Inmate Mail

Clay County Jail & Detention Center Inmate Mail

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

Inmate's First and Last Name
c/o Clay County Jail & Detention Center
268 South 2nd Street
Piggott, AR 72454

All mail sent to an inmate at the Clay County Jail & Detention Center 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: 870-598-2270

All incoming and outgoing correspondence will go through the postal system.

All personal incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband.

Incoming mail will be given to inmates within twenty-four hours of when it is received and inspected, excluding weekends and holidays.  

Any mail that is dirty or stained will be considered contaminated and returned to the sender.

Photographs

Photographs may be sent to an inmate through the mail.

Such photographs may not exceed four by six inches in size.

Larger pictures will be returned to sender.

A maximum of five photographs will be allowed per inmate.

The pictures may not contain violence, nudity, sexual acts, or gang-related activities including hand signs.

Rejected Mail

Mail that contains any of the following will be rejected:

  • Mail with lipstick imprinted on it,
  • Odor-causing substances like perfume or cologne that permeate the mail,
  • Stickers, labels, or anything with adhesive,
  • Crrection Fluid
  • Gel Ink
  • Crayon
  • Torn-out book, magazine or newspaper clippings or pages,
  • Flowers,
  • candy,
  • food, or any perishables,
  • Blank stationery,
  • envelopes,
  • Post-it Notes,
  • Staples,
  • Paper Clips,
  • Glitter,
  • Tape,
  • Plastic,
  • Metal

Contraband that is illegal will result in criminal charges being filed.

Contraband that is not of a criminal nature will be returned to the sender.

Items Considered Contraband:

  • Narcotics,
  • marijuana,
  • handcuff keys,
  • blades,
  • postage stamps,
  • stickers

Type of Mail Allowed for Clay County Jail & Detention Center

Postcards

The Clay County Jail & Detention Center allows inmates to receive pre-metered postcards like the type purchased from the post office. They may also allow certain photo postcards as long as they have not been tampered with or contain images that may be considered to be obscene or violent in nature.

Envelopes

The Clay County Jail & Detention Center may also allow regular postcards and envelopes to be mailed to inmates as well, however more and more jails are no longer allowing envelopes due to concern about paper being dipped into liquefied drugs like methamphetamines and cocaine and then mailed into secure facilities.

Newspapers

Local or national newspapers may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher.

Magazines

News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books

The jailm will allow books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com.

You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address above.

Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene.

Any book that does not meet the Clay County Jail & Detention Center standards will be disposed of.

Hard cover books will NOT be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.

To confirm that the Clay County Jail & Detention Center continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call 870-598-2270.

Care Packages

You can send Commissary Packages purchased online from Tiger Commissary

Exchanging Emails with an Inmate in Clay County Jail & Detention Center

Since Clay County Jail & Detention Center contracts with GTL ConnectNetwork, they either already or will soon provide you and your inmate the ability to use their Messaging Service to send and receive electronic messages.

Depending on the facility, inmates can either view messages from you by:

Viewing it on a device at the jail,

Viewing it on a Kiosk in their unit,

Print it out, and/or

Respond electronically.

 

How do I pay for the GTL Inmate Messaging Service at Clay County Jail & Detention Center?

GTL lets you pay for inmate messaging services:

- Online,

- Over the Phone,

- Using a Kiosk at Clay County Jail & Detention Center,

- By US Mail, and

- Depositing Funds at Designated Retail Stores.

 

How much does it cost to send and receive messages?

Rates to send messages vary and are subject to change.

The typical cost is $1.00 per message, plus $1.00 per photo and $3.00 per 30 second video.

 

How does GTL Inmate Messaging work?

Step 1

Confirm the current GTL Message service options at Clay County Jail & Detention Center.

Step 2

Sign in or create an account to make a deposit.

Step 3

Add your phone number(s), information and Facility(ies)

Step 4

Fund Account

Step 5

Send and receive messages 24/7

Step 6 (optional - additional fee)

Attach a photo and/or video to your messages (where available) using the iOS or Android mobile app.

Get the iOS app

Get the Android app

How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Inmate's First and Last Name
c/o Clay County Jail & Detention Center
268 South 2nd Street
Piggott, AR 72454

All mail sent to an inmate at the Clay County Jail & Detention Center 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.

To confirm the mailing address and/or any new policies regarding inmate mail call 870-598-2270 or check the most recent updates on the jail's website by going here.

POLICIES REGARDING MAILING PHOTOS TO Clay County Jail & Detention Center

Photos should not exceed 4 inches high x 6 inches wide.

Send no more than five photos at one time.

Polaroid Photos are prohibited.

Photos of weapons are prohibited.

Photos of drugs, the consuming of drugs or alcohol is prohibited.

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

Call 870-598-2270 or check the most recent policies regarding inmate photos on the jail's website by going here.

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.

Click here to view contact information for the Clay County Jail & Detention Center.

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