Ventura County Todd Road Jail Inmate Mail

Ventura County Todd Road Jail Inmate Mail

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

Inmate's Name & Booking Number
Ventura County Todd Road Jail
P.O. Box 6929
Ventura, CA 93006

All mail sent to an inmate at the Ventura County Todd Road 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.

The information below provides complete instructions regarding:

  • Ventura County Todd Road Jail Inmate Mail Policies,
  • Mail Instructions,
  • What type of mail is NOT allowed,
  • Rules for Mailing Letters and Photos and Postcards
  • Emailing an inmate,
  • Policies for Sending Magazines, Newspapers, Books and Packages to Ventura County Todd Road Jail in Santa Paula, California.

Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate receives his/her mail and not have it thrown away.
The Ventura County Todd Road Jail has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.

What can you mail to an inmate in Ventura County Todd Road Jail?

Ventura County Todd Road Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Ventura County Todd Road Jail 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 Ventura County Todd Road Jail also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates.

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Name & Booking Number
Ventura County Todd Road Jail
P.O. Box 6929
Ventura, CA 93006


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 Ventura County Todd Road Jail allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as AmazonBarnes & Noble or Books-A-Million. 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 Ventura County Todd Road Jail standards will be disposed of. No more than three books may be shipped at any one time.
Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All mail, newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Name & Booking Number
Ventura County Todd Road Jail
P.O. Box 6929
Ventura, CA 93006

Emailing an Inmate in the Ventura County Todd Road Jail

Ventura County Todd Road Jail Email Program, Procedure and Cost

To send an email to an inmate in the Ventura County Todd Road Jail, register at this page.  Once you are registered, follow these directions:

After you Register, Select your Inmate at this page.

  • 1) Enter the First and Last name only OR  Booking number of your inmate only.
  • 2) Select the SEARCH button;  
  • 3) Scroll down and verify inmate information found is correct;
  • 4) Click on the RED ENVELOPE icon next to the individual’s name.

Cost to send emails

  • 1 email for $1.00 (+ $1.75 processing fee)
  • 5 emails for $5.00 (+ $1.75 processing fee)
  • 10 emails for $10.00 (+ $1.75 processing fee)
  • 25 emails for $23.75 (+ $1.75 processing fee)
  • 50 emails for $45.00 (+ $1.75 processing fee)

Only text will be allowed in the email. Each email has a maximum of 4500 characters (equivalent to one page).
The email will be printed, and then delivered to the inmate with their mail.

Mailed Items NOT Allowed

If your inmate is mailed anything other than a letter or postcard (or sometimes) greeting cards it won't get through.
However as stated above, because of the increased smuggling of drugs, more and more jails are only allowing pre-stamped or metered, solid color or white postcards to be received by inmates, or even using a third-party service that scans the letters and delivers paper or digital copies.
Examples of prohibited items include:

  • Stamps and stickers.
  • Musical greeting cards.
  • Altered mail such as perfumed or lipstick covered.
  • Paper with any type of stains such as grease.
  • News clippings.
  • Crayon, felt tip or hand painted drawings.

POLICIES REGARDING MAILING PHOTOS TO Ventura County Todd Road Jail

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.

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.

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Ventura County Todd Road Jail

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Ventura County follow these instructions:

  • Register here.  It is recommended you use Chrome or Firefox.
  • Pay for the subscription using Paypal.
  • You get charged the 1st of each month. 
  • You get charged a full month even if it's only used for a partial month.
  • No activation or early termination fees.
  • Your Ventura County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.


If you have any questions:

For all Ventura County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How, What and Where can you Mail Something to an Inmate in Ventura County Todd Road Jail?

Postcards & Envelopes
The Ventura County Todd Road Jail allows regular postcards and envelopes to be mailed to inmates. There are a number of restictions that are oulined on the Inmate Mail page.

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Name & Booking Number
Ventura County Todd Road Jail
P.O. Box 6929
Ventura, CA 93006


Newspapers, Magazines & Books
Local or national newspapers, news, special interest or sports magazines, and soft cover books may also be mailed to the inmate as long as they are mailed directly from the publisher or a third party service such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Name & Booking Number
Ventura County Todd Road Jail
P.O. Box 6929
Ventura, CA 93006

For complete mail policies of what is allowed and what is NOT allowed, pertaining to inmate mail, newspapers, magazines, books or anything else mailed or shipped to an inmate, check out out Inmate Mail Page. 


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Ventura County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Ventura County Todd Road Jail follow these steps:

Ventura County Todd Road Jail uses the services of JPAY for you to send money to an inmate's trust fund / commissary account. 

You can send money to an inmate/offender's commissary/spendable account through the Send Money page.
There are several ways to send money to an inmate/offender in Ventura County.

  1. Online payments
  2. Over the phone by calling 800-574-5729
  3. MoneyGram
  4. If you wish to send cash you can use MoneyGram. MoneyGram has many convenient locations nationwide.
    The following establishments will always have MoneyGram services:
    Walmart
    7-11
    CVS Pharmacy

You will need:
The Ventura County Inmate's Correctional ID number and their last name
Ventura County Todd Road Jail or  the receive code.
You can visit the MoneyGram website to find locations near you.

        5. Money Order - Inmate's Name must be on the Money Order
            Inmate Name and Inmate ID#
           Ventura County Todd Road Jail address.

        6. Lobby Kiosk
            You can use a debit or credit card in the jail lobby kiosk to send funds to an inmate/offender.

For all information on how to Send Money to an inmate's account check out our full money and commissary guide for Ventura County Todd Road Jail.


 

How to Email an Inmate in the Ventura County Todd Road Jail

To send an email to an inmate in the Ventura County Todd Road Jail, register at this page.  Once you are registered, follow these directions:

After you Register, Select your Inmate at this page.

  • 1) Enter the First and Last name only OR  Booking number of your inmate only.
  • 2) Select the SEARCH button;  
  • 3) Scroll down and verify inmate information found is correct;
  • 4) Click on the RED ENVELOPE icon next to the individual’s name.

To find out what is allowed, how long of an email you can send, what the cost is and all the information regarding emailing an inmate, check out our Inmate Email page.


 

Paying an Inmate's Bond Online in Ventura County

Ventura County Todd Road Jail uses a service called allpaid for paying an inmate's Bail Bond online for an inmate.

Register with them online or call them at 877-392-2455 for assistance.

For full information on paying an inmate's bond and getting them released after they have been arrested in Ventura County, check out our 
Inmate Bail Page.


Depositing Commissary Money Online for an Inmate in Ventura County Todd Road Jail

If you want to deposit money online for an inmate in Ventura County you call also use allpaid.

Register with them online or call them at 888-604-7888 for depositing inmate commissary money assistance 24 hours a day.
For full information about depositing money for an inmate, deposit limits and helpful instructions, visit our Send Money to an Inmate page for Ventura County.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Ventura County Todd Road Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Ventura County do the following:

1. Enroll in an account with Securus Technologies.

2. Choose one of three account types, Securus Debit, Advance Connect or Direct Bill.
3. Choose [facility_name_1}, then connect with your inmate.
4. If you have any questions, call Securus: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591.

To find out fees, how to's, calling times, limits on phone calls and other systems Securus has do that you can communicate with your Ventura County inmate, check out our Inmate Phone Page.
NOTE: All of your inmate's phone calls are recorded and stored. It is advised not to discuss their pending case.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Ventura County Todd Road Jail

To schedule and set up a visit, either at-the-jail or remotely from your home, follow these instructions:

  • Register and/or log in.
  • Select Ventura County Todd Road Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Ventura County.
  • Schedule your visit.

To get more complete instructions, and understand visit lengths, times, locations, fees and all the other rules including children, dress codes and more, check out or Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: All visits are recorded and whatever you say and do will be monitored. It is best to never discuss sensitive information regarding your inmate's pending case.


 

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