Inmate Mail

All inmate mail received at the sites will be returned to sender, except for legal mail,
money orders, books, magazines, and newspaper subscriptions.

To ensure inmate mail gets delivered electronically, the envelope must continue to include:
Full Facility Name and State where facility is located
The inmate’s full name and identifier
The sender’s full name and physical address clearly written on the top left corner.

Friends and Family should use the same inmate identifier that they have used in the past. Note: Each facility has its own label or identifier label, but the inmate identifier used remains the same.

  • There will be NO system changes as a result of this address change. Mail scan review and electronic mail scan delivery will continue to function as it does today.
  • No existing mail that is in process or already delivered to an inmate will be lost.
  • Important:  This address change does not apply to LEGAL MAIL and ONLY applies to personal mail. Senders should refer to the facility guidelines on Legal Mail. Legal Mail should NOT be sent to the Phoenix, MD address. This address change DOES NOT apply to checks and money orders and ONLY applies to personal mail. Senders should refer to the facility guidelines on checks and money orders. Checks and Money Orders should NOT be sent to the Phoenix, MD address.

Facility Notice: The address to send mail to your inmate has changed.

Effective Immediately, all personal inmate mail should be sent to the following new address:

New Address:
P.O. Box 247
Phoenix, MD 21131

Example:
Central County Jail CA
John Doe #11111
PO Box 247
Phoenix, MD 21131

All personal mail, such as letters, pictures, and drawings, must now be addressed to:

Facility Name
Inmate Name, Inmate #
P.O. Box 247
Phoenix, MD 21131

RECEIVING MAIL

  • All letters, photos, and drawings must be sent to the new address above. Any letters received at the PO Box/physical sites will be returned to sender.
  • Letters containing money orders will be returned to sender. Money orders alone may be sent to the PO Box/physical address.
  • Legal mail must be sent to the PO Box/physical address ONLY.
  • When mailing letters to inmates, please use your correct return name and address.
  • Inmates may not receive or keep in their possession more than 10 pictures at a time.
  • Polaroid pictures and frames are not allowed.
  • Pictures must be no larger than 4×6.
  • Nude or revealing pictures of any type are not allowed.
  • Greeting cards with mechanical devices, such as musical or recording, are not allowed.
  • Bookmarks, plastic or paper, are not allowed.
  • Do not send envelopes, paper, or stamps. These items must be purchased from the commissary.
  • Do not send letters, cards, or drawings with stickers, glitter, crayons, plastic, strings, or any type of pasting.
  • Do not send credit cards, phone cards, or calling cards through the mail.
  • Do not send any types of books, magazines, or pamphlets through the mail.

RECEIVING BOOKS

  • Books, magazines, and newspapers are to be sent to the PO Box/physical address ONLY.
  • Inmates can only have three (3) paperback books at a time.
  • No hard covers or metal binders.
  • Inmates can only have three (3) magazines or newspapers at a time.
  • Books, magazines, and newspapers must be by subscription only and must have a label with the inmate’s name verifying the subscriber. They must be sent directly from a publisher, bookstore, or book club.
  • Only AA or NA books will be accepted at the Main Lobby on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

RECEIVING MONEY

ONLY MONEY ORDERS MAILED ALONE will be accepted at the facilities. No drop-offs permitted. Letters containing money orders will be returned to sender. NO CASH, CERTIFIED CHECKS, OR PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Make money orders payable to BRRJA with the inmate’s name written after the purchaser’s name. Send to the PO Box/physical address only.

Use PO Box/Physical Mailing Addresses for Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Legal Mail, and Money Orders ONLY.

Amherst

Amherst County Adult
Detention Center
Inmate Name, Inmate #
P.O. Box 1150
Madison Heights, VA 24572

Bedford

Bedford Adult Detention Center
Inmate Name, Inmate #
1000 Broad Street
Bedford, VA 24523

campbell

Campbell County Adult Detention
Center
Inmate Name, Inmate #
P.O. Box 770
Rustburg, VA 24588

halifax

Halifax County Adult Detention Center
Inmate Name, Inmate #
P.O. Box 829
Halifax, VA 24558

lynchburg

Lynchburg Adult Detention Center
Inmate Name, Inmate #
P.O. Box 6018
Lynchburg, VA 24505