Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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Guilford County Sheriff's Office

Inmate mail and correspondence

What can I mail to an inmate?

An inmate may receive letters with a full return address on the envelope.  They may receive five photos (no larger than 5” by 7”) per mailing.  They may receive regular-sized greeting cards, without glitter on them or those with sound-generating devices.

They may receive pages from the internet as long as it isn’t an excessive amount or indecent.  They may not receive mail that is unsanitary (with lipstick, etc) on it, newspaper clippings, pages torn from books or magazines, no drawings larger than 8 ½ “ by 11”, no stickers on the envelopes (other than an address label), no bookmarks, no calendars, no glued or taped items, or solicitations of any kind.

You may purchase a newspaper or magazine subscription for the inmate, but you cannot leave newspapers or magazines for them or mail them yourself.  No magazine subscriptions will be accepted if it is deemed to be a security risk.

Can an inmate receive mail and correspondence?

Inmates may receive incoming mail Monday through Friday except on holidays.  Inmates may receive newspapers and magazines (which are not considered a breach in security) and any other lawfully permitted publication which may be delivered through the U.S. Postal Service.  Inmates may receive up to 5 paperback books (no hardcover books) which are shipped directly from the publisher, internet distributor or book club, as long as they are not considered a breach in security.   Books that are ordered and shipped directly from bookstores will not be accepted.

Materials, which are considered breaches of security, will not be allowed into any detention facility. Examples of security breaches would be items that encourage criminal activities, depict activities that could lead to physical violence or disruption, contain explicit sexual content/nudity, methods of escapes, or weapons.  Items that are not allowed will be returned to the sender.

Only mail that comes through the U.S. Post Office or legitimate postal service will be delivered.  Mail will not be accepted by or released from the receptionist lobby area.  Mail should be properly addressed and contain a return address.  To ensure proper and expedient delivery, make sure the inmate’s identification number is included on all correspondence.  Incoming mail without a return address will be discarded or returned to the postal service. 

No newspaper clippings and/or posters will be accepted.  Also, no greeting cards larger than 6” x 8” or cards containing “sound generating devices” will be accepted.

Detention Centers Mailing Addresses

Greensboro Detention Center
Inmate Name & ID#
201 S Edgeworth St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
High Point Detention Center
Inmate Name & ID#
507 East Green Dr
High Point, NC 27260
Sheriff's Prison Farm
Inmate Name & ID#
P.O. Box 16
Gibsonville, NC 27249
Crime Stoppers
Citizen Observer

NON EMERGENCIES: (336) 373-2222

400 West Washington St
Greensboro, NC 27402

Greensboro: (336) 641-3694
High Point: (336) 641-3694
Fax: (336) 641-6729