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Orange County Correctional Facility Inmate Mail


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

Inmate's Full Name
Orange County Correctional Facility
110 Wells Farm Road
Goshen, NY 10924

All mail sent to an inmate at the Orange County Correctional 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: 845-291-4166

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Orange County Correctional 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 Orange County Correctional Facility in Goshen, New York.

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

The Orange County Correctional Facility has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.


Type of Mail Allowed for Orange County Correctional Facility

Postcards

The Orange County Correctional Facility 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 Orange County Correctional Facility also allows inmates to receive letters and greeting cards. They must be mailed through the United States Post Office and be addressed as follows:

Inmate’s first and last name (If a common name, include the middle name or initial)

Orange County Correctional Facility

110 Wells Farm Road

Goshen, New York  10924

Newspapers

You may not send newspapers to inmates at this jail.

Magazines

Inmates are allowed to receive magazines or magazine subscriptions as long as they are mailed directly from the publisher to the jail. You may also use an online vendor such as Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.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

Inmates are allowed to receive books as long as they are mailed directly from the publisher to the jail. You may also use an online vendor such as Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. Books must NOT contain images or content that are considered excessively violent, pornographic or obscene. Any book that does not meet the Orange County Correctional Facility 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 Orange County Correctional Facility continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call 845-291-4166.

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 845-291-4166 or click here or here to see if the Orange County Correctional 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.

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:

Polaroid photos

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 845-291-4166 or click here for a complete list of prohibited items.



How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Inmate's Full Name
Orange County Correctional Facility
110 Wells Farm Road
Goshen, NY 10924

All mail sent to an inmate at the Orange County Correctional 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 845-291-4166 or check the most recent updates on the jail's website by going here.

Policies Regarding Mailing Photos to the Orange County Correctional Facility

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

Send no more than three photos. Inmates are only allowed to have three photos in their possession at any time. If you wish to send more, then inmate will need to move some of the already received photos to his or her property at the jail.

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 845-291-4166 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.

Anything that staff believes is a risk to the security of the jail, inmates or staff will be handed over to superior officers for review.

Click here to view contact information for the Orange County Correctional Facility.



Emailing an Inmate

Email services are not available at this jail. The policy can change at any time.

Call 845-291-4166 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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