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Salt Lake County Metro Jail Inmate Mail


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

Salt Lake County Metro Jail
3415 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, Utah  84119

All mail sent to an inmate at the Salt Lake County Metro 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: 801-743-5000

The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Salt Lake County Metro 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 Salt Lake County Metro Jail in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

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


Type of Mail Allowed for Salt Lake County Metro Jail

Postcards

The Salt Lake County Metro 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 Salt Lake County Metro Jail also allows letters and greeting cards mailed in envelopes to inmates. Greeting cards must not be musical, glittered, glued or have stickers.

If you send blank sheets of paper or envelopes to an inmate, these will be discarded.

Address the envelope or postcard as follows:

Inmate’s Name and ID# (Click here to get the ID#)
c/o Salt Lake County Metro Jail
3415 S. 900 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Newspapers

This jail allows inmates to receive newspapers if they are sent from the publisher or a reputable Internet vendor such as Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

Magazines

This jail allows inmates to receive newspapers if they are sent from the publisher or a reputable Internet 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

Softcover books may be mailed to inmates if they are sent from the publisher or a reputable Internet 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 Salt Lake County Metro 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.

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.

This jail contracts with AccessSecurePak.com so that you can make commissary purchases and have them delivered to the inmate.

Click here to see the packages and set up the account if you wish to make a purchase.



Mailed Items NOT Allowed

This jail prohibits inmates from receiving the following types of mail.

Stamps - Soiled or Stained Paper - Tape - Stickers

Glue - Lipstick - Staples - Correction tape or liquid

Paper clips - Nude photographs - Watermarks

Prisoner to prisoner correspondence (unless pre-approved)

 Crayon - Instant Photographs - Photo Stickers

Glitter or Confetti - Paint marks - Marker or highlighter

Mail containing more than four (4) Photographs

Blank greeting or post cards - Laminated items

Call 801-743-5000 or click here for a complete list of prohibited items.



How to address your Inmate's Postcard or Envelope

Salt Lake County Metro Jail
3415 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119

All mail sent to an inmate at the Salt Lake County Metro 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 801-743-5000 or check the most recent updates on the jail's website by going here.

Policies Regarding Mailing Photos to the Salt Lake County Metro Jail

Photographs depicting gang signs or paraphernalia are contraband and will be returned to sender. If the sender is unknown, mail will be held for 90 days. If it is unclaimed in that time period, it will be sent back to the United States Postal Office.

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

Send no more than five photos at one 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 801-743-5000 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 Salt Lake County Metro Jail.



Emailing an Inmate

The Salt Lake County Jail offers an email service for communicating quickly and easily with inmates. Email is the fastest way to send and receive communications for a nominal fee. Emails cost $0.50 per message and are printed out daily for the inmates to read.

Considering the cost of stamps and time it takes to mail a letter, email is an inexpensive, quick way to stay in touch with your inmate.

Inmates cannot email to you.

You must open an Offenderconnect.com account to use the email services.

OffenderConnect.com

OffenderConnect.com provides prepaid accounts, which give you the opportunity to accept calls from inmates on any phone that you attach to the account. Before you can accept the first call, you must open an account using the following steps.

To Open a My Account

Click here to register for an account.

Read and agree to the company’s terms of service.

Fill in required information including a valid email address.

Add the jail/prison to your account with the following steps.

Select a state from the drop down menu.

Click on the desired facility and hit next.  (You cannot complete your registration until this is done).

Hit the submit button. An activation email will be sent to the email you provided.

Go to email and click on activation link. You will be taken to the site again. Log in from there.

Click the sign up button and then add the phone number you wish to have associated with the account. This is the phone number that will receive calls from the inmate.

Choose whether to associate the address used for registration or a different address and input that address.

Choose which facility you wish the above entered phone number to be attached to. The next page will show you the phone number and facility that go together. You can repeat these steps to add additional phone numbers or facilities as needed.

To Add Funds

Click here to log in.

Click on the blue “Make a payment” link.

Select the phone number and facility from the drop down menu that you wish the money to be applied to.

Click add card and enter debit or credit card information-then press the close button. There is a $25 minimum deposit each time you fund the account. A service fee of $6.95 is deducted from each deposit you make.

On the page where you add your card information, you will be given the opportunity to sign up for automatic funding. If you choose this option, whenever your balance gets below $7.00 your credit/debit card will automatically be billed $25 or $50 depending on the amount you chose at sign-up. If you don’t wish to choose this option, simply add your credit card for a onetime payment at the top half of the page.

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