Orleans Justice Center Inmate Mail

Orleans Justice Center 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 folder number and location if known
3000 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

All mail sent to an inmate at the Orleans Justice 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: 504-202-9339

The information below provides complete instructions regarding:

  • Orleans Justice Center Inmate Mail Policies,
  • Mail Instructions,
  • What type of mail is NOT allowed,
  • Rules for Mailing Letters and Photos and Postcards
  • Policies for Sending Magazines, Newspapers, Books and Packages to Orleans Justice Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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

The Orleans Justice Center has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.

Type of Mail Allowed for Orleans Justice Center

Inmate Mail Instructions

When sending mail to an inmate you must include the:

INMATE'S NAME, FOLDER NUMBER, and LOCATION (if known)
3000 Perdido Street - New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 

When sending money to an inmate:
Must be a MONEY ORDER
Money Order must include INMATE'S NAME and FOLDER NUMBER
Money Order must be SIGNED 

Other mail guidelines:

  • PICTURES must not be larger than 5" X 7"
  • Children pictured must be fully clothed
  • No correspondence is allowed from other inmates from any other facilities, including OPSO
  • No blank envelopes, stamps, stamped envelopes, blank paper, cards or pens are accepted. All can be purchased in the commissary.
  • No clothing items, including items of hygiene
  • No contraband of any kind
  • No food items or cigarettes
  • Inmates may receive soft-cover publications only from the publisher, a distributor, a book club, or a bookstore. Certain exceptions apply for publications which are no longer available from those sources or which are not available in soft-cover format. Publications which are determined detrimental to the security, good order, discipline, or which may facilitate criminal activity will be rejected by the Chief Deputy.

Exchanging Emails with an Inmate in Orleans Justice Center

Since Orleans Justice 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 Orleans Justice Center?

GTL lets you pay for inmate messaging services:

- Online,

- Over the Phone,

- Using a Kiosk at Orleans Justice 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 Orleans Justice 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
Inmate's folder number and location if known
3000 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

All mail sent to an inmate at the Orleans Justice 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 504-202-9339 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:

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 504-202-9339 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.

Click here to view contact information for the Orleans Justice Center.

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