Acceptable items for U.S. mail
delivery to inmates include: letters, money orders, cashier's check,
photographs, written documents forwarded for signature and legal mail
between attorney and inmate.
All other items are considered
contraband and will result in the envelope and its contents being returned
to sender or investigated for criminal violation.
Items shipped via Federal
Express or United Parcel Service (UPS) to any inmate will not be accepted.
The following is a list of
reasons why mail would be rejected:
Mail to and from an individual
with who, contact is restricted by a court.
Personal checks, payroll checks, US Treasury checks, checks from Tribal
institutions, Social Security, SSI, and unemployment checks.
Letters written on colored paper; letters will only be accepted if it is
written on standard white paper.
Glued items, tape, glitter, gel pens, metallic ink, crayons, confetti,
excessive ink, marker, or paint.
Laminated items, musical cards, greeting cards larger than 8 x 10,
padded greeting cards, manila envelopes, Tyvek envelopes.
Pictures or drawings of nude, obscene or sexually explicit material.
Publications that contain
nudity, obscene or sexually explicit material.
Mail proposed to be legal or privileged mail, but upon visible scanning
for contraband is determined to be general correspondence.
Police reports sent in through legal or privileged mail.
Stamps or stickers or items glued or taped to the envelope or letter.
Non-paper material, including corrugated cardboard.
Lipstick, perfume, cologne, or scented items.
Plastic, metal items, paper clips, staples, or metal clasps.
String, ribbon, white out, or tape.
Tobacco or tobacco products.
Hardback books, CDs or DVDs.
Newspapers, soft cover books, and similar items, which are not sent
directly from the publisher or book clubs.
Polaroid type pictures.
Multiple copies or pages representing more than just an excerpt from a
Gang related material.
Food, clothing items, stationary, envelopes, or stamps.
Foreign/unidentifiable substances on paper, envelopes, photos, foil or
foil lined envelopes.
Correspondences items must be enclosed in no larger than a 4 ½ X 9 ½
envelope (no padded envelopes or packages).
Mail to inmates should be addressed as follows:
(Inmates Full Name)
Kitsap County Jail
614 Division St # MS-33
Port Orchard, WA 98366-4614
addressing the envelopes, we encourage you to write your return address on
both the envelope and in the letter. Inmates will no longer be receiving the
envelopes that their personal correspondence is coming in due to safety and