When mailing a letter or postcard to an inmate, please address your mail as follows:
Snohomish County Jail
3025 Oakes Avenue
Everett, Washington 98201
All mail sent to an inmate at the Snohomish 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: 425.388.3395
The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Snohomish 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 Snohomish County Jail in Everett, Washington.
Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate receives his/her mail and not have it thrown away.
The Snohomish County Jail has a zero-tolerance policy regarding mail violations.
The Snohomish 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.
The Snohomish County Jail does allow inmates to receive letters and cards in envelopes. Address all mail to:
Inmate Name and CIN Number (See the Jail Register for CIN #)
c/o Snohomish County Jail
3025 Oakes Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
You may buy your inmate local and national newspapers as long as they are sent directly from the publisher to the jail with the above address listed.
Inmates can also receive magazines, but must come from the publisher or an online vendor such as Amazon.com News, special interest or sports magazines may also be mailed to an inmate as long as they are shipped directly from the publisher. 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.
This facility will allow the inmate to receive softcover books from Amazon or directly from the book publisher. 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 Snohomish 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 Snohomish County Jail continues to allow books to be mailed by a third party publisher or bookseller, call 425.388.3395.
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 currently offer a Care Package program but the policy can change at any time.
Call 425.388.3395 or click here or here to see if the Snohomish County Jail currently participates in a Care Package program and if so, how to purchase one.
If your inmate is mailed anything other than a letter, postcard or greeting card it won't get through.
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.
Crayon, felt tip or hand painted drawings.
Mail that has glue or embossing on it.
Call 425.388.3395 or click here for a complete list of prohibited items.
Snohomish County Jail
3025 Oakes Avenue
Everett, Washington 98201
All mail sent to an inmate at the Snohomish 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.
Photos should not exceed 4 inches high x 6 inches wide.
You can send as many as you wish. The staff will determine if there are too many in one delivery.
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 425.388.3395 or check the most recent policies regarding inmate photos on the jail's website by going here.
You may use the United States Post Office, UPS, Federal Express or other reputable carrier to send mail your inmate.
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 Snohomish County Jail.
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 425.388.3395 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.