​Corrections - Inmate Mail Correspondence 

The Sheriff's Office may reject magazines, periodicals, and other materials that may inhibit the reasonable safety, security, and discipline in the daily operation of this facility. Generally, books, newspapers, and magazines are accepted only if they are sent directly by the publisher. 

Materials that may be rejected include, but are not limited to:

  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 were 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, CD's or DVDs.

 • Newspapers, softcover 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 publication.

 • 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).

When mail is found to be inappropriate in accordance with the provisions of this policy, or when an inmate is sent a material that is not prohibited by law but is considered contraband by the facility, the material may be returned to the sender or held in the inmate's property to be given to the inmate upon release.

Mail to inmates should be addressed as follows:
(Inmates Full Name)
Kitsap County Jail
614 Division St # MS-33
Port Orchard, WA 98366-4614