Inmate Mail

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

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

All Inmate Mail will be scanned at the contracted offsite facility and delivered electronically via the tablet system.  No physical mail will be accepted with the exception of Legal mail which will be copied then destroyed with the inmate witnessing.  The copies will then be directly given to the inmate.

Until Further Notice BRRJA is no longer receiving books, magazines, and newspaper subscriptions. 

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

To ensure inmate mail gets delivered electronically, the envelope must 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.

  • 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.

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

Until Further Notice:
Outside deliveries of these materials will not be accepted.

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, Certificated 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.

Amherst County Adult
Detention Center

Inmate Name, Inmate #
P.O. Box 1150
Madison Heights, VA 24572

Halifax County Adult
Detention Center

Inmate Name, Inmate #
P.O. Box 829
Halifax, VA 24558

Lynchburg Adult
Detention Center

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