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Lee County Jail Inmate Mail


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

Inmate's first and last name - Core, Stockade and CPU
Core, Stockade and CPU
2501 Ortiz Avenue
Ft. Meyers, FL 33905

All mail sent to an inmate at the Lee 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: 239-477-1500

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Lee 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 Lee County Jail in Ft. Meyers, Florida.

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

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


Type of Mail Allowed for Lee County Jail

Postcards

The Lee 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.

Postcards cannot exceed the following sizes:

Postcard minimum size – 3.5 inches by 4.25 inches.

Postcard maximum size – 4.25 inches by 6 inches.

They must be written in or typed in black or blue ink.

Mail to:

Inmate’s first and last name and booking # (Click here to locate the booking #)
Lee County Corrections
2501 Ortiz Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Envelopes

The Lee County Jail does not allow inmates to receive anything in an envelope with the following exceptions:
Legal mail

Deposits for accounts, clearly marked on the envelope as FOR DEPOSIT ONLY

Newspapers

Inmates cannot receive newspapers by mail.

Magazines

This facility does not allow magazines to be mailed to inmates.

Books

Inmates at this jail cannot receive any books by mail .

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 239-477-1500 or click here or here to see if the Lee County Jail 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:

Defaced or altered

Plastic or wrapped postcards

Postcards marked with paint, crayon, or marker

Postcards with labels or stickers

Postcards with watermarks or stains

Postcards with bio hazards including perfume or lipstick

Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references

Without a Return to Sender address



How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Inmate's first and last name - Core, Stockade and CPU
Core, Stockade and CPU
2501 Ortiz Avenue
Ft. Meyers, FL 33905

All mail sent to an inmate at the Lee 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 239-477-1500 or check the most recent updates on the jail's website by going here.

Policies Regarding Mailing Photos to the Lee County Jail

The only photos are photos you have printed directly onto the front of the postcard.

They must not show nudity, violence or other things that are deemed inappropriate by staff.



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 Lee County Jail.



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 239-477-1500 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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