Seminole County Jail Inmate Mail

Seminole County Jail Inmate Mail Service & Policy

Seminole County Jail uses a secure messaging service call Smart Communications so that inmates can communicate electronically with friends and family members on the outside.

SmartMail allows inmates to communicate safely and quickly with family and friends outside of the jail, prison or detention center. Inmates send and receive electronic letters using a safe and secure computer kiosk or tablet stationed in their institution. THE COST IS JUST $0.50 CENTS; 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.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for inmates, prisoners, or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • They will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.
  • Sending messages with SmartMail is just like sending an e-mail, except it is contained within the SmartJailMail web site. Messages can be delivered instantly or may be held for review depending on the destination facility.
  • Electronic messages are delivered much more quickly than traditional paper mail to the correctional facility so you can stay connected.

More information on how to send and receive messages and photos with an inmate.

You can mail an inmate funds, but only in the form of a money order accompanied by a Money Order Deposit Form to:

Secure Deposits - Seminole County
PO Box 12486
St. Louis, Missouri 63132

The following will not be accepted:
Social security income checks, foreign drafts, personal or business checks.

Type of Mail Allowed for Seminole County Jail

Magazines

Magazines and subscriptions can be sent as long as they come directly from the publisher or an online vendor such as Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. 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.

Care packages

Care packages are pre-chosen items packaged together and sent to the inmate from a third-party vendor. They can include clothing, snacks and seasonal items.

When a jail allows the inmate to receive Care Packages they must come directly from an approved company that specializes in serving the inmates of jails.

Call 407-665-1200 or click here or here to see if the Seminole County Jail participates in a Care Package program and if so, how to purchase one.

Emailing an Inmate in Seminole County Jail

Seminole County Jail uses a secure messaging service call Smart Communications so that inmates can communicate electronically with friends and family members on the outside.

SmartMail allows inmates to communicate safely and quickly with family and friends outside of the jail, prison or detention center. Inmates send and receive electronic letters using a safe and secure computer kiosk or tablet stationed in their institution. THE COST IS JUST $0.50 CENTS; 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.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for inmates, prisoners, or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • They will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.
  • Sending messages with SmartMail is just like sending an e-mail, except it is contained within the SmartJailMail web site. Messages can be delivered instantly or may be held for review depending on the destination facility.
  • Electronic messages are delivered much more quickly than traditional paper mail to the correctional facility so you can stay connected.

More information on how to send and receive messages and photos with an inmate.

How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Inmate's First and Last Name
SCSO-SCH
Inmate’s Name - Booking Number (ID Number)
PO Box 1907
Pinellas Park, FL 33780

All mail sent to an inmate at the Seminole County 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.
To confirm the mailing address and/or any new policies regarding inmate mail call 407-665-1200 or check the most recent updates on the jail's website by going here.

Mailed Items NOT Allowed

If your inmate is mailed anything other than a letter, postcard or greeting card 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.

Examples of prohibited items include:

Greeting cards larger than 5 inches by 7 inches.

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.

Call 407-665-1200 or click here for a complete list of prohibited items.

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.

If the staff feels that something you mail to an inmate promotes escape or the commission of a crime, it will be passed to authorities for investigation.

Click here to view contact information for the Seminole County Jail.

How to Schedule & Visit with an Inmate in Seminole County Jail

To schedule a visit and meet with an inmate in Seminole County, either at-the-jail or remotely by video, follow these instructions:

  • To schedule and visit with an inmate you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Seminole County inmate to visit with.
  • When you locate the Seminole County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Seminole County Jail will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to schedule and visit with a Seminole County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, visitation using a rented tablet, how often and when you can visit and more, check out our Visit Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your visits will be monitored, recorded and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case as anything discussed can be used against them in court.


 

Paying an Inmate's Bond Online in Seminole County

Seminole County 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 Seminole County, check out our 
Inmate Bail Page.


Depositing Commissary Money Online for an Inmate in Seminole County Jail

If you want to deposit money online for an inmate in Seminole 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 Seminole County.


 

How to Send and Receive Secure Text and Email Messages with an Inmate in Seminole County Jail

To communicate by text or email with an Seminole County inmate, follow these instructions:

  • To send or receive a message you MUST first open a SmartJailMail.com account.
  • Once you open an account, you may search for Seminole County inmates or detainees to connect with.
  • When you locate the Seminole County inmate that you want to connect with, you can send them a connection request.
  • Seminole County Jail will then need to approve the request before you can send messages.

For all the information you need to send and receive secure messages in the form of text or email with a Seminole County Jail inmate, including how it works, how much it costs, renting your inmate a tablet, how often you can communicate and more, check out our Text/Email an Inmate Page.
NOTE: Your messages will be monitored and stored. You may want to refrain from discussing your inmate's court case.


 

How to Send a Secure Email Message to an Inmate in Seminole County

To send a secure email message to an inmate in Seminole County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Florida, then select Seminole County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send your message to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to spend, and input your payment method. The funds can also be used by the inmate to send a message back to you.
  • NOTE: All messages between you and your inmate will be permanently recorded and seen by the staff and could be used against your inmate in court.

For all information on how to Text/Email an Inmate in Seminole County Jail check out our Secure Messaging Guide for Seminole County.


 

How an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Seminole County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Seminole 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 Seminole 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 Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Seminole County

To send a commissary carepack (food, snacks and goods) directly to an inmate in Seminole County Jail follow these steps:

  • Select Florida, then select Seminole County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Seminole County.
  • Choose the inmate and the products you want shipped to them, and input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Seminole County at any one time.

For all information, tips and available items for shipping Commissary packages to an inmate in Seminole County Jail check out our Commissary Instructions Page for Seminole County.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Seminole County

To send commissary money to an inmate in Seminole County Jail follow these steps:

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select Florida, then select Seminole County Jail, and then the inmate you want to send money to.
  • Choose the amount of money you want to send, and input your payment method.

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


 

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