Skagit County Jail Inmate Mail

Type of Mail Allowed for Skagit County Jail

Skagit County Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines

Postcards
The Skagit 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 Skagit County Jail also allows envelopes to be mailed to inmates. No greeting cards. No stickers, glitter, tape, lipstick, or anything but the letter. Otherwise it will be returned.

  • It is best to only use blue or black ink.
  • The only thing you can enclose are up to two pictures in each mailing and a Money order for the inmate, but it must be made out to Skagit County Jail, with the inmate's name in the memo.
  • Nothing larger than a legal sized envelope can be sent to an inmate.

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:
( Name of the Inmate )
c/o Skagit County Jail
201 Suzanne Lane
Mount Vernon, WA 98273



Legal Mail

Send all Legal Mail to this Address:
( Name of the Inmate )
c/o Skagit County Jail
201 Suzanne Lane
Mount Vernon, WA 98273



Newspapers
No newspapers.

Magazines
No magazines.

Books
The Skagit County Jail allows a book to be mailed directly to the jail from Amazon. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address noted. Inmates can only have one book at a time in their cell.
Books must be new, a paperback, and must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Skagit County Jail standards will be disposed of. 
Other books that come in the mail will be stored in their property and the inmate is allowed to switch out books. Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.


All books are to be shipped to:
( Name of the Inmate )
c/o Skagit County Jail
201 Suzanne Lane
Mount Vernon, WA 98273


 

How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

( Name of the Inmate )
c/o Skagit County Jail
201 Suzanne Lane
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

  • All personal mail sent to an inmate at the Skagit 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 Skagit County 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.

Skagit County Bail Bond Information

Because Skagit County and Washington can change their bail bond procedures, it is always best to call either the Skagit County Jail at 360-416-1960, or the court in the jurisdiction (i.e. Municipal Court, District Court, etc.) where the offender was charged, and do this right after an arrestee has been booked. 

Ask the staff at the Skagit County Jail or the Skagit County Court Clerk these specific questions:

  1. Is the defendant eligible for bail or a bond?
  2. How much will the bail or bond be, and what are the additional fees?
  3. Where do I go to pay it?
  4. Are there any days or times of the day or night when I cannot post bail?
  5. What types of payment are allowed? Cash? Money order? Credit card? What types of credit cards? Property or other collateral? Surety bonds?
  6. Do I have to use a bail or bond agent?

If you feel the bail is too high and you wish to get it reduced, contact a lawyer or the defendant's public defender and get them to look into what they can do to get a bail reduction. The sooner you get working on this the quicker you will get your loved one released. 

This entire process will go smoother and faster with a criminal attorney or bail agent handling it for you.


 

How to Send Money to an Inmate in Skagit County

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

Skagit County 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 Skagit 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 Skagit County Inmate's Correctional ID number and their last name
Skagit County 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#
           Skagit County 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 Skagit County Jail.


 

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

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

  • Go to JailATM, choose Washington, then choose Skagit County Jail
  • Type in your inmate's last name or their Inmate ID.
  • Select your inmate, and then you will be prompted to Register with them to open an account.
  • Select the products you want shipped to them at Skagit County Jail, and then input your payment method. 
  • NOTE: There may be a limit on how much product you can send your inmate in Skagit County at any one time.
  • If you need to phone customer support, call 877-810-0914

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


 

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

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


If you have any questions:

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


 

Can Skagit County Jail inmates get hot, home-cooked meals delivered to them?

For instructions on how to get prepared food deliverd to inmate in Skagit County follow these instructions:

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


 

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

To set up a phone account so that your inmate can call you from Skagit 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 Skagit 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 Skagit 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 Skagit County Jail, then your inmate.
  • Review the days, available hours and the cost of remote and on-site visits in Skagit 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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