Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I Inmate Mail

Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I Inmate Mail

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

Inmate's First and Last Name
180 Magnolia Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303

All mail sent to an inmate at the Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I 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: 864-596-2607

The information below provides complete instructions regarding:

  • Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I 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 Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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

The Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.

Type of Mail Allowed for Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I

Postcards

The Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I 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 Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I also allows letter, photos and greeting cards in envelopes to be mailed to inmates. Each envelope must contain a complete return address.

Mail all mail, regardless of the inmate’s housing location to:

Spartanburg County Detention Facility

Inmate's Name and Inmate's Housing Unit

950 California Avenue

Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303-2184

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

This jail allow softcover books to be mailed directly to the jail from a reputable source such as amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. 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 Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I 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.

To confirm that the Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call 864-596-2607.

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 864-596-2607 or click here or here to see if the Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I participates in a Care Package program and if so, how to purchase one.

Exchanging Emails with an Inmate in Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I

Since Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I 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 Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I?

GTL lets you pay for inmate messaging services:

- Online,

- Over the Phone,

- Using a Kiosk at Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I,

- 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 Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I.

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
180 Magnolia Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303

All mail sent to an inmate at the Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I 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 864-596-2607 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 864-596-2607 or click here for a complete list of prohibited items.

POLICIES REGARDING MAILING PHOTOS TO Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I

Photos must be at least 2x3 and no more than 5x7 in size

You can mail printed photographs or photographs on computer paper as long as the size limits are followed.

Send no more than 10 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.

Call 864-596-2607 or check the most recent policies regarding inmate photos on the jail's website by going here.

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 Spartanburg County Detention Facilty - Annex I.

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