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Lake County Jail Inmate Mail


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

Lake County Jail
2293 N. Main Street
Crown Point, Indiana  46307-1854

All mail sent to an inmate at the Lake 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: (219) 755-3421

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Lake 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 Lake County Jail in Crown Point, Indiana.

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

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


Type of Mail Allowed for Lake County Jail

Postcards

The Lake 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 Lake County Jail also allows inmates to receive letters in envelopes. Mail them to:

Inmate’s first and last name

Lake County Jail
2293 N. Main Street
Crown Point, Indiana  46307-1854

You also have the option of sending an email message to the inmate. You must register a free account with WWW.GetOut.com and follow the prompts to send the message. Be sure to read the terms and services completely so you don’t accidentally break the rules with regard to messaging your inmate.

Newspapers

Newspapers sent to inmates must be mailed directly from the publisher to the jail.

Magazines

Magazines must be mailed from the publisher or from Amazon.com.  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

This jail allows books to be mailed directly to the jail from the publisher or a reputable source such as amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. You can order them directly from your computer and have them shipped to the inmate at the address above.

Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Lake 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 Lake County Jail continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call (219) 755-3421.

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 (219) 755-3421 or click here or here to see if the Lake 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.

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 (219) 755-3421 or click here for a complete list of prohibited items.



How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Lake County Jail
2293 N. Main Street
Crown Point, Indiana 46307-1854

All mail sent to an inmate at the Lake 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 Lake County Jail

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 (219) 755-3421 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 Lake County Jail.



Emailing an Inmate

You may email an inmate by registering for a free account to get started. Click here to begin. The follow the prompts. There is a charge for each email you send.

Be sure to read the terms and conditions so you do not violate the rules.

Call (219) 755-3421 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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