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North Broward County Jail Bureau Inmate Mail


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

North Broward Bureau
Inmate's Name, Arrest Number
PO Box 407037
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33340

All mail sent to an inmate at the North Broward County Jail Bureau 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: 954-831-5900

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the North Broward County Jail Bureau 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 North Broward County Jail Bureau in Pompano Beach, Florida.

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

The North Broward County Jail Bureau has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.


Type of Mail Allowed for North Broward County Jail Bureau

Postcards

The North Broward County Jail Bureau allows inmates to receive letters and cards at this facility. You can also send pre-metered post cards.  

Envelopes

The North Broward County Jail Bureau allows letters in envelopes to be sent to inmates, however, they are opened and examined for contraband and security threats before the inmates receives them.

To confirm that the North Broward County Jail Bureau still allows letters in envelopes call 954-831-5900 or view the Inmate Mail Instructions by going here.

Address the envelope, postcard as follows:

Inmate’s full name-arrest number (Click here to get inmate arrest number)

PO Box 407037

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33340

You must also include a complete return address on the envelope.

Newspapers

Newspapers are provided for inmates to read. They are not allowed to get them through the mail, even if a subscription is purchased for them.

Magazines

Inmates at this facility are not allowed to receive magazines in the mail with the following exception:
If the inmate completed an inmate request to receive specific outside published materials and was granted permission by the watch commander.

Books

Inmates at this facility are not allowed to receive books in the mail with the following exception:
If the inmate completed an inmate request to receive specific outside published materials and was granted permission by the watch commander.

Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the North Broward County Jail Bureau standards will be disposed of.

Care packages

This jail does allow you to buy Care Packages for inmates.

They can receive one package per week. The week is based on when it is received by the inmate, not when it is ordered.

To purchase a Care Package for an inmate go to the Kiosk located in the jail lobby. Use a credit/debit card or cash.

You must know the inmates full arrest name and booking number.

Call 954-831-5900 or click here or here to see if the North Broward County Jail Bureau 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.

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 954-831-5900 or click here for a complete list of prohibited items.



How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

North Broward Bureau
Inmate's Name, Arrest Number
PO Box 407037
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33340

All mail sent to an inmate at the North Broward County Jail Bureau 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 954-831-5900 or check the most recent updates on the jail's website by going here.

Policies Regarding Mailing Photos to the North Broward County Jail Bureau

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

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 954-831-5900 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.

If anything is found, the mail will not reach the inmate and you could cause the inmate to lose mail privileges.

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 North Broward County Jail Bureau.



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 954-831-5900 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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