- Incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband before being delivered to the prisoner.
- All materials, except paper products and photographs up to 4X6 are considered contraband.
- Incoming mail containing the following will be returned to sender. In some cases items will be removed and discarded. If this is cannot be done without destroying text or pictures, they will be returned.
- Prohibited Items
- 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
- Enclosed blank paper, envelopes, or other writing materials will be discarded.
- Stamps and stamped envelopes are contraband and will be returned.
- 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.
- Bulk rate mail will be refused or discarded, except for paid subscriptions, and materials received from a recognized religious organization directed to named prisoner.
- If any incoming mail is rejected, the sender, if known and the prisoner addressee will be notified in writing.
- Prisoners may receive soft cover books and periodicals directly from a publisher, book club, or book retailer (including internet retailers).
- All incoming mail must be delivered by the the United States Postal Service. All other deliveries will be refused. (ie UPS, DHL, Fed Ex, Airborne, ect)
- If money is in the form of cash, the cash will be credited to the prisoner’s account and a receipt issued. Money orders, cashier checks or a certified bank check not made out to the prisoner, or lacking a return address of the sender, is contraband and will be placed in the prisoner’s property. If the money is certified check or money order, the prisoner’s commissary account will be credited and a receipt issued.
- If money is received after a prisoner is released, checks and money orders will be mailed back to the sender. Cash will be added to the prisoner’s account balance.
- Always remember to write the prisoner’s name and SO# on the envelopes and money orders. This expedites delivery of prisoner mail and allows for quicker deposits on the prisoner’s account.
(Note - this address is also used for prisoners housed at Oxbow)
Prisoner's Name (and SO# if known)
c/o Salt Lake County Metro Jail
3415 S. 900 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84119