Washington County Detention Center Inmate Mail

Washington County Detention Center Inmate Mail

Washington County Detention Center INMATE MAIL SYSTEM

INCOMING MAIL

The Washington County Detention Center does NOT ALLOW for an inmate to receive mail directly from family or friends.

It's called MailGuard.

ALL MAIL, whether it be letters, postcards or greeting cards MUST be sent to the following address, and addressed exactly as shown:

Smart Communications- Benton County Sheriff’s Office
INMATE NAME-ID NUMBER
3589-3 North Shiloh Drive #293
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703

Once the letter is received, this what happens next:

  • The Jail's Mail Service will scan the letter, postcard or greeting card into a computer
  • The content will then be reviewed by the Jail staff
  • Once approved, the content will be uploaded into a Kiosk for the Inmate to read.

NOTE: The Inmates Name and ID NUMBER must be clearly printed on the outside of the envelope or postcard to ensure the mail is posted to the correct account.

If you DON't KNOW the inmate's ID NUMBER you can get it by creating an account and then logging into SmartJailMail and typing in the Inmate's name.

Upon release Inmates can login into the SmartJailMail public website, enter their inmate number and password and download their Photos, Messages, and Postal Mail for FREE!

 

OUTGOING MAIL

Inmates at Washington County Detention Center can still purchase stamps through Commissary and send regular mail, in addition to paying for electronic communications (jail email) to send and receive messages and receive photos for a fee.

Emailing an Inmate

Electronic Messaging

The Washington County Detention Center uses Smart Jail Mail, a safe and secure two way electronic messaging software designed specifically for communicating with inmates, prisoners, and detainees in correctional institutions.

This allows those who are incarcerated or detained to communicate safely and quickly with family and friends outside of the detention center.

Inmates can send and receive electronic letters using a safe and secure computer kiosk or tablet stationed in the Washington County Detention Center.

Each message costs just 50 cents which is cheaper than a postage stamp and envelope.

The message can be sent with postage paid and will be free to open and read for the recipient.

Or, the message can be sent collect / "COD" for free and will be paid for by the recipient.

To send or receive a message you MUST open a SmartJailMail account, follow these steps:

1.  Sign Up.

2. Find your Inmate.

3. Get the inmate's approval to Communicate

4. Purchase credits.

5. Communicate.

Each message sent costs $0.50.   

In order to get this price you have to purchase at least ten (10) message credits... $5.00.

Each photo sent costs $1.00.

How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Inmate's First and Last Name
Smart Communications- Benton County Sheriff’s Office
INMATE NAME + ID NUMBER
3589-3 North Shiloh Drive #293
Fayetteville, AR 72703

All mail sent to an inmate at the Washington County Detention Center must include the senders name and mailing address in the top left corner of the postcard.

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

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 Washington County Detention Center.

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