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Lake County Adult Detention Facility Inmate Mail


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

Lake County Adult Detention Facility
104 E. Erie Street
Painesville, Ohio  44077

All mail sent to an inmate at the Lake County Adult Detention 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: (440) 350-5601

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Lake County Adult Detention 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 Lake County Adult Detention Facility in Painesville, Ohio.

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

The Lake County Adult Detention Facility has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.


Type of Mail Allowed for Lake County Adult Detention Facility

You are allowed to send written letters to the inmates at this jail. You may also send postcards, both pre-metered and stamped.

You must include a complete return address on all mail.

Mail to:
Inmate’s first and last name

C/O Lake County Adult Detention Facility

104 E. Erie Street

Painesville, OH 44077

Newspapers

Inmates at this facility cannot receive newspapers through the mail.

Magazines

Inmates at this facility cannot receive magazines through the mail even if they come from a publisher.

Books

Inmates at this jail cannot receive books through the mail, even if they are sent directly from a publisher.

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 does not offer a care package program, but the policy can change at any time.

Call (440) 350-5601 or click here or here to see if the Lake County Adult Detention 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:

Stamps and stickers.

Any type of homemade art.

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.



How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Lake County Adult Detention Facility
104 E. Erie Street
Painesville, Ohio 44077

All mail sent to an inmate at the Lake County Adult Detention 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 or check the most recent updates on the jail's website by going here.

Policies Regarding Mailing Photos to the Lake County Adult Detention Facility

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

Send no more than five photos at one time.

Inmates can only have 5 photos at a time. They must rotate additional photos out to their property storage.

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 (440) 350-5601 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.

There is no limit to how many pages can be mailed, however, if the staff feels it is excessive in one envelope it will let the inmate know to let you know not to send so many again.

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 Adult Detention Facility.



Emailing an Inmate

This jail does not provide an email program for inmates. The policy can change at any time.

Call (440) 350-5601 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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