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Montgomery County Jail Inmate Mail


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

Inmate's Name and Booking Number
Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility
P.O. Box 4599
Montgomery, AL 36103-4599

All mail sent to an inmate at the Montgomery County Jail 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: (334) 832-4980

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Montgomery County Jail Inmate Mail Policies, Mail Instructions, what type of mail is NOT allowed, Rules for Mailing letters, photos, postcards, emailing an inmate, magazines, newspapers, books and packages to Montgomery County Jail in Montgomery, Alabama.

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

The Montgomery County Jail has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.


Type of Mail Allowed for Montgomery County Jail

Postcards

The Montgomery 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.

Envelopes

The Montgomery County Jail accepts mailed envelopes containing letters, greeting cards and photos. They must have a return address and be mailed to:

Inmate’s first and last name (Click here to locate inmate booking #)

 250 S. McDonough Street

Montgomery, AL 36103

Newspapers

You cannot mail newspapers to inmates at this facility.

Magazines

Inmates at this jail are not permitted to receive magazines through the mail.

Books

Books cannot be mailed to inmates at this jail.

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.

This jail does not allow care packages to be mailed to inmates, however, the policy can be changed at any time.

Call (334) 832-4980 or click here or here to see if the Montgomery County Jail participates in a Care Package program and if so, how to purchase one.



Mailed Items NOT Allowed

Examples of prohibited items include:

Stamps and stickers.

Cash

Tobacco products

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 (334) 832-4980 or click here for a complete list of prohibited items.



How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Inmate's Name and Booking Number
Mac Sim Butler Detention Facility
P.O. Box 4599
Montgomery, AL 36103-4599

All mail sent to an inmate at the Montgomery 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 or check the most recent updates on the jail's website by going here.

Policies Regarding Mailing Photos to the Montgomery County Jail

Photos should not exceed 4 inches high x 6 inches wide.

There is no limit on the number of photos you can send. The staff determines what is excessive.

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 (334) 832-4980 or check the most recent policies regarding inmate photos on the jail's website by going here.



Important Mail Tips

Anything mailed that does not include a complete return address on the envelope will be destroyed.

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 Montgomery County Jail.



Emailing an Inmate

This jail does not have an email program available. The policy can be changed in the future.

Call (334) 832-4980 or click here to see if email services are being offered at this jail and if so, how to sign up you and your inmate.

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