Monroe County Jail Inmate Mail

Type of Mail Allowed for Monroe County Jail

Monroe County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Monroe County 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. It is best to only use blue or black ink. Always include your name and return address.

Envelopes
The Monroe County Jail also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. It is best to only use blue or black ink.

Postcards and envelopes MUST HAVE the sender's full name and return address on the envelope. 

Postcards and envelopes MUST be mailed to the following address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID Number (MCJ#)
Monroe County Jail
130 S. Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, New York 14614



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID Number (MCJ#)
Monroe County Jail
130 S. Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, New York 14614



Newspapers
Newspapers may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the 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 Monroe County 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 noted.
Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Monroe County Jail 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.


All newspapers, magazines and books are to be shipped to:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID Number (MCJ#)
Monroe County Jail
130 S. Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, New York 14614


 

Texting, Emailing and Photo & Video Sharing with your Inmate

Monroe County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.


Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for Phone or Remote Visitation).

Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

Things you CAN do:
1.  You CAN ONLY send messages from the Securus website, or with the app (links below).
2. You CAN transfer ‘stamps’ to your inmate.
3. You CAN deposit money to your inmate, and they can purchase ‘stamps’ on their end.
4. Each time you send a message, you CAN pay for them to reply.
5. You CAN send photos. (Jail staff will review for appropriateness) 

Things you CANNOT do:
1.  You CANNOT use your own personal email to send messages.
2. You CANNOT send any message or photo that would normally be rejected by regular mail.

Other Things:
1.  Photos must be .jpg, .jpeg or .png.
2. eMessages and photos must meet the jail’s standards for regular mail.
3. If your eMessage or Photo is rejected you will be notified of the reason, but you will NOT get a refund.

Contact Information and Help:
eMessaging FAQ  
eMessaging Signup & Helpful Information  
Online Customer Service Support 
Phone Support: 972-734-1111 or 800-844-6591
iphone app
Android app

Check payments
Securus Correctional Billing Services
PO Box 650757
Dallas, Texas 75265-075

How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID Number (MCJ#)
Monroe County Jail
130 S. Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, New York 14614

  • All mail sent to an inmate at the Monroe 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.

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 Monroe County Jail

Any photographs received through the mail system will be photocopied. The originals will be stored in the individual's property, and the copies given to the inmate. If you send photos through these third parties...  Freeprints, Walmart or Shutterfly, the photograph will be delivered to the individual and not require photocopying. Original photographs, after being inspected will go into the inmate's property and will be given to the inmate when released.

  • Photos should not exceed 4 inches high x 6 inches wide.
  • Send no more than ten 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.

Monroe County Jail Inmate Mail Policies and Address - What Can You Send, and Where?

For inmates receiving mail in the Monroe County Jail there are different addresses and policies depending on the inmate's status, as well as what type of mail they are receiving; personal mail, legal mail, subscriptions or books sent from a third-party such as Amazon.

All mail is to be shipped to the Monroe County Jail:
Inmate's Full Name & Inmate ID Number (MCJ#)
Monroe County Jail
130 S. Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, New York 14614


For complete information on mail policies, what you can send an inmate and what address to send them, check out our Inmate Mail page.


 

How to Rent a Tablet for an Inmate in Monroe County Jail

To rent a tablet for an inmate in Monroe 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 Monroe County inmate will recieve their tablet in 3-5 business days, after you pay.


If you have any questions:

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


 

How to Send a Carepack Commissary Package Directly to an Inmate in Monroe County

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

  • Select New York, then select Monroe County Jail, and then select the 'Send a Package Order' option.
  • Register and create an account with Access Securepak, for Monroe 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 Monroe County at any one time.

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


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Monroe County

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

  • Register with Access Corrections by creating an account.
  • Select New York, then select Monroe 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 Monroe County Jail.


 

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

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Monroe 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 Monroe 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 an Inmate Makes a Phone Call to You or Others from Monroe County Jail

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Text or Email Message to an Inmate in Monroe County Jail

To send a text or email message to a Monroe County inmate, do the following:

Monroe County Jail uses Securus eMessaging for Inmate Email.

Register here. (You are already registered if you signed up with Securus for 'Phone' or 'Remote Visitation' in Monroe County or any jail or prison in the country).
Steps: 
1.  Sign up for eMessaging
2. Find your Monroe County inmate.
3. Purchase a book of Securus ‘stamps’.
4. Type & Send message.

For all Monroe County information for sending secure messages to an inmate in Monroe County Jail, including instructions, video examples, fees, limits, tablet rentals and more, check out out Text/Email an Inmate Page.


 

How to Schedule and Visit an Inmate in Monroe County 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 Monroe County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Monroe 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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