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Anaheim Detention Facility Inmate Mail


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

Inmate name and booking number (required information)
Orange County Sheriff's Department
550 N. Flower St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703

All mail sent to an inmate at the Anaheim Detention Facility 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: Anaheim Jail: 714-765-1988

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Anaheim Detention Facility 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 Anaheim Detention Facility in Anaheim, California.

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

The Anaheim Detention Facility has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.


Type of Mail Allowed for Anaheim Detention Facility

Only Work Furlough Inmates are allowed to receive mail.  Mail to any other inmate will be discarded.

Postcards

The Anaheim Detention Facility allows work furlough 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 Anaheim Detention Facility allows letters in envelopes to be mailed to work furlough inmates. You must include a complete return address including your first and last name on the envelope.

To confirm that the Anaheim Detention Facility still allows letters in envelopes call Anaheim Jail: 714-765-1988 or view the Inmate Mail Instructions by going here.

Call 714-765-1988 to get inmate booking number.

Address to:

Inmate first and last name and booking number

425 South Harbor Blvd.

Anaheim, CA 92805

Newspapers

Inmates at this facility cannot have newspaper subscriptions mailed to them, however, the jail provides several newspaper choices to for inmates to read on the premises.

Magazines

A variety of magazines are provided for inmates at the jail, but you are not permitted to send magazines or subscriptions to the jail.

Books

The jail does not accept books that have been mailed to inmates either from individuals or publishers. The jail provides a reading selection of books to the inmates.

To find out if Anaheim Detention Facility has begun allowing books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call Anaheim Jail: 714-765-1988.

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 Anaheim Jail: 714-765-1988 or click here or here to see if the Anaheim Detention Facility participates in a Care Package program and if so, how to purchase one.



Mailed Items NOT Allowed

If your inmate is mailed anything other than a letter, postcard or greeting card it won't get through.

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 Anaheim Jail: 714-765-1988 or click here for a complete list of prohibited items.



How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Inmate name and booking number (required information)
Orange County Sheriff's Department
550 N. Flower St.
Santa Ana, CA 92703

All mail sent to an inmate at the Anaheim Detention Facility 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 Anaheim Detention Facility

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.

Call Anaheim Jail: 714-765-1988 or check the most recent policies regarding inmate photos on the jail's website by going here.



Important Mail Tips

All mail coming into this facility is thoroughly inspected by the Watch Commander who determines whether or not the mail may be forwarded to the inmate.

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 Anaheim Detention Facility.



Emailing an Inmate

A growing number of jails now offer email services to inmates and their families. This can save you time by letting you view your email from your Smart Phone, computer or tablet whenever you wish.

In addition, you don't have to deal with envelopes, stamps or the post office.

Inmates like it because the emails typically eliminate delayed mail runs so they can get your correspondence much more quickly and send responses immediately.

Jail staff likes it as it eliminates concerns about contraband entering the facility in envelopes and on paper. It also allows the jail to have an electronic record that can be called upon at any time.

Anything you or your inmate writes in an email service is put through a filter program that looks for certain words related to criminal and/or gang activities.

There have been multiple cases in which emails between inmates and their friends or loved ones has been used as evidence in criminal court cases to convict them or to file new charges.

Call Anaheim Jail: 714-765-1988 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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