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Butler County Maximum Security Jail Inmate Mail


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

Inmate's first and last name
c/o Butler County Maximum Security Jail
705 Hanover Street
Hamilton, OH 45011

All mail sent to an inmate at the Butler County Maximum Security 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: 513-785-1100

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Butler County Maximum Security 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 Butler County Maximum Security Jail in Hamilton, Ohio.

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

The Butler County Maximum Security Jail has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.


Type of Mail Allowed for Butler County Maximum Security Jail

Postcards

The Butler County Maximum Security 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 Butler County Maximum Security Jail also allows letters, greeting cards and photos to be mailed in envelopes to inmates.

Address to:

Butler County Maximum Security Jail
Maximum Security: 705 Hanover Street
Hamilton, Ohio  45011

Newspapers

Inmates at this facility are not allowed to receive newspapers by mail.

Magazines

Magazines cannot be sent to inmates at this jail.

Books

Mailed books are prohibited at this facility.

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.

This jail contracts with ICARE.com to provide care packages for inmates.

You must register for a free account to view packages and make purchases. Click here to get started. When the page opens click BUY NOW and you will see a drop down menu. Open it and choose Butler County, OH. Then you will see instructions about opening an account, how to pay for products, etc.



Mailed Items NOT Allowed

Examples of prohibited items include:

Stamps and stickers.

Musical greeting cards.

Altered mail such as perfumed or lipstick covered.

Call 513-785-1100 or click here for a complete list of prohibited items.



How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Inmate's first and last name
c/o Butler County Maximum Security Jail
705 Hanover Street
Hamilton, OH 45011

All mail sent to an inmate at the Butler County Maximum Security 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 513-785-1100 or check the most recent updates on the jail's website by going here.

Policies Regarding Mailing Photos to the Butler County Maximum Security Jail

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

Jail staff recommends not sending more than 5 or 6 photos at a time.

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 513-785-1100 or check the most recent policies regarding inmate photos on the jail's website by going here.



Important Mail Tips

Mail is inspected for contraband, but staff does not read the letters. .

Never write anything about the inmate's court case you wouldn't want read aloud in court. Though the mail is not read by jail staff, it could fall into the hands of another inmate who takes something you write and turns it over to authorities.

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 Butler County Maximum Security 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 513-785-1100 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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