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Inmate Mail Regulations

August 22, 2018

MAILING ADDRESSES:



General mailing address for all incarcerated male and female inmates:



Inmate Name, Booking Number

PO BOX 86164

Terminal Annex

Los Angeles, CA 90086-0164



Mail for female inmates can also be sent to:



Inmate Name, Booking Number

Century Regional Detention Facility

11705 S. Alameda Street

Lynwood, CA 90262



The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has strict inmate mail procedures for security and safety reasons. All inmates are advised of these regulations/guidelines via handouts, and/or posted information within Inmate Reception Center and Century Regional Detention Facility. They are directed to notify anyone that might send mail or parcels. Any mail or parcels that are received contrary to these guidelines will be returned "intact" to the sender. Many of the items that are not allowed are readily available through the jail stores.



Your cooperation when corresponding with an inmate will be greatly appreciated.



All envelopes and paper must be free of debris and/or any illegal substances, perfume/cologne, powders, lip stick, or dried liquids.



Your mail or parcel will be returned for the following reason(s):



LETTER OR MAIL PARCEL



*Food or cosmetic items

*Blank envelopes, envelopes with a metal clasp, postage stamps, envelopes with gang or suggestive drawings/artwork

*Cash, personal or second-party checks, payroll checks, out-of-state checks

*Blank money order(s) (money orders must be signed and made payable to the inmate)

*Money order(s) that would increase the inmate's trust funds in excess of the $900 limit

*Out-of-state money order(s)

*Money order in amount exceeding $200 limit

*Musical, plastic, or blank greeting card(s)

*Identification card(s) or facsimiles

*Paper clip(s), staple(s), pen(s), pencil(s), glitter, sticker(s), glued or gummed label(s)

*Postcard(s) larger than 6''x 9''

*Rosary bead(s), balloon(s), string bracelet(s), or jewelry item(s)

*Lottery ticket(s) or pre-paid telephone card(s)

*Cellophane tape or any type of tape on letters

*Audio, CDs, or cassette tapes



BOOK, PERIODICAL, OR PUBLICATION



*Item(s) of explicit sexual nature or that depict full or partial frontal nudity

*Item(s) depicts or describes how to create weapons or commit crimes, or contains content that has been determined to compromise jail security

*Item(s) not sent directly from a bookstore or publisher

*Item(s) exceeding the limit of three (3) books per week

*Item(s) exceeding the limit of three (3) periodicals or publications per week

*Item(s) has metal or plastic binding

*Item(s) has a hard cover





PHOTOGRAPHS OR COMPUTER-GENERATED IMAGES



*Item(s) does not conform to size requirements: Minimum of 3"x 5" / Maximum of 4"x 6"

*Item(s) depicts nudity, sexually-suggestive content, or gang imagery

*Item(s) depicts content that has been determined to compromise jail security



THE SENDER MAY APPEAL THE RETURN OF ANY BOOK, PERIODICAL, OR PUBLICATION BY FILING http://www.lasd.org/contact_info.html A COMPLAINT IN THE CUSTODY PORTAL OF THE LA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WEBSITE WITHIN 15 DAYS OF THE RECEIPT OF THIS NOTIFICATION.



THE SENDER WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE APPEAL DECISION WITHIN 15 BUSINESS DAYS OF THE DEPARTMENT'S RECEIPT OF THE APPEAL.



The appeal must include the following information: (1) the involved inmate's name and booking number; (2) the form's reference number; (3) the sender's contact information; (4) a description of the withheld/returned item; (5) the date the item was sent to the inmate, and the date the sender received this Returned Mail Notification; (6) the reason(s) the sender disagrees with the Department's decision to withhold/return the item.



If you have any questions, please contact the Mail Room Supervisor at (213) 893-5874.




















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