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Cobb County Jail Inmate Mail


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

Cobb County Jail
Inmate first and last name - housing, ID #
PO Box 100110
Marietta, GA 30061

All mail sent to an inmate at the Cobb 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: 770=499-4200

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Cobb 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 Cobb County Jail in Marietta, Georgia.

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

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


Type of Mail Allowed for Cobb County Jail

Postcards

The Cobb 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 Cobb County Jail also allows regular postcards and letters in envelopes to be mailed to inmates.

Address all mail to:

Cobb County Jail

Inmate First and last name –housing and ID number (Click here to obtain that information)

PO Box 100110

Marietta, GA 30061

Newspapers

This facility allows inmates to receive local or national newspapers through the mail as long as they are mailed directly from the newspaper publisher.

Magazines

News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. Any magazines that contain profanity, weapons, pornography or other content that is adult in nature will be confiscated by the jail staff and will NOT be delivered to the inmate.

Books

You may mail softcover books to the inmate if they are mailed directly from the publisher or a third party on line vendor such as Amazon.com.

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

Hard cover books will not be accepted by the jail due to their potential to be used as a weapon.

To confirm that the Cobb County Jail continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call 770=499-4200.

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 770=499-4200 or click here or here to see if the Cobb 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

Stationery

Writing instruments

Items containing glue

Oversized greeting cards

Credit cards

Blank checks

Plastic items

Jewelry

Anything used to conduct a business

Candy

Food

Polaroid pictures or sexually explicit photographs

Call 770=499-4200 or click here for a complete list of prohibited items.



How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Cobb County Jail
Inmate first and last name - housing, ID #
PO Box 100110
Marietta, GA 30061

All mail sent to an inmate at the Cobb 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 770=499-4200 or check the most recent updates on the jail's website by going here.

Policies Regarding Mailing Photos to the Cobb County Jail

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

Send no more than 10 photos at one time.

Polaroid Photos are prohibited unless the backing is torn off before it is mailed.

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 770=499-4200 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.

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 Cobb 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 770=499-4200 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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