Mail may be sent to persons incarcerated in the Henry County Jail provided it does not violate policy that has been established to control contraband and ensure the safety and security of the facility, staff and inmates. Please read the following carefully.
Mail correspondence of a general nature will be inspected by staff members for contraband and randomly read for information that may constitute a threat to the safety or security of the facility. An inmate will be notified of any censorship or seizure of mail correspondence citing specific reason(s) for such action. Incoming mail may be returned to sender, held in your personal property, or turned over to the District Attorney for criminal prosecution if:
· It violates legal or postal regulations;
· It contains information of escape plots, riots or other disorder, or plans to violate laws or rules;
· It contains threats, extortion or obscenity;
· It contains code (gang signs etc.);
· It contains contraband;
· It contains sexual content;
· It contains lipstick;
· It contains colored pictures or pictures containing crayon;
· It contains paper with colored marker or highlighters;
· It contains stickers or tape;
· It contains water color or finger paintings;
· It contains tattoo making materials;
· It contains information that advocates or describes the killing of law enforcement personnel;
· It contains plans for the production of any explosive, incendiary or pyrotechnic device;
· It contains writings that would inflame or contribute to tension between ethnic groups and threaten the safety, security, or order of the facility.
THE HENRY COUNTY JAIL HAS REVISED THE INMATE MAIL PROCEDURES. (EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2019)
The procedures are as follows:
During normal weekdays all incoming mail will be promptly processed within one (1) business day. Mail that is not in English will be delayed until it can be translated. Inmates may only receive pre-stamped or metered postcards from the United States Post Office. This change is being implemented to ensure the safety and security of the jail facilities, inmates and staff.
These are the only exceptions:
· Legal Mail
· Money Orders
Note: Procedures for legal mail, money orders, and photographs are described below.
INMATE MAIL SHOULD BE ADDRESSED AS FOLLOWS:
· INMATE'S FULL NAME * REQUIRED
Inmate's Pin Number
Henry County Jail Annex
505 Hampton Road
McDonough, Georgia 30253
ACCEPTABLE POSTCARDS - NO LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED
· Stamps are not allowed; postcards must be metered or have a pre-printed stamp.
· Minimum size requirements are 3.5 inches by 4.25 inches.
· Maximum allowable postcard size is 4.25 inches by 6 inches.
· Should be written in BLUE or BLACK INK ONLY.
· Postcards must be white in color and are available at any United States Post Office.
· No defaced or altered postcards.
· No plastic or wrappings on postcard.
· No postcards marked with paint, crayons or marker.
· No postcards with labels or stickers.
· No postcards with watermarks or stains.
· No postcards with any biohazards, including perfumes or lipstick.
· No postcards depicting nudity, weapons or gang references.
· Postcards should not have affixed stamps.
· Legal mail will be accepted and opened in the presence of the inmate.
MONEY ORDERS - ONLY MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED
Send a Money Order to the jail using these procedures:
· Money orders are accepted ONLY.
· The envelope must be clearly marked with the following address:
"ATTN: INMATE ACCOUNTS."
120 Henry Parkway
McDonough, Ga. 30253
THE INMATE NAME IS NOT TO BE ON THE ENVELOPE
· The money order will be made out to “The Henry County Sheriff’s Office.”
· The inmate name and pin# will be written on the memo line.
· No additional correspondence will be accepted with incoming inmate funds.
· If additional contents are located in the envelope, the entire package will be returned to sender.
PHOTOGRAPHS - NO POLAROID PICTURES!
· Up to five photographs will be accepted per envelope.
· The Photographs must be 4" x 6" or smaller, larger photos will not be accepted.
· The envelope must be clearly marked "PICTURES" with Inmate’s name, pin# and address of 505 Hampton Road, McDonough Ga. 30253
· The inmate's name and Pin number must be written on the back of each photograph.
· Photographs must be unaltered and may not contain any adhesives, such as stickers or labels.
· Photographs must not depict sexual activity, visibly expose the breast, pubic area or buttocks; contain gang signs, codes, or promote or show illegal activity.
*Envelopes containing additional inmate correspondence will be returned to sender.*
All outgoing mail must have a return address of the Henry County Jail or Henry County Jail Annex which states the name of the inmate who is sending the mail. Privileged mail correspondence with legal counsel, the courts, government agencies and elected officials will be sealed by the inmate (out-going) and opened only in the inmate's presence and inspected for contraband (incoming). Privileged mail correspondence will not be read or censoredby staff members.
Writing supplies are available from the commissary. Supplies will be furnished free of charge to any inmate upon request if the inmate is declared indigent and will be issued once every fourteen (14) working days. (NOTE: To be considered "indigent" your personal inmate account must show a balance of $0.00 for a period of two weeks prior to requesting postage and supplies. Furthermore any funds received by you in the future would be deducted from any assistance provided while you were indigent.)
Receiving packages and other acceptable items is done during the inmate's normal mail distribution hours by an Inmate Relations Officer. Acceptable packages may contain soft covered books from a publisher or book store. All packages will be thoroughly inspected for contraband and any attempts to receive or cause to have delivered any contraband items will result in the banding of the person delivering the contraband and possible criminal prosecution of all parties involved.
If you need further information, please feel free to contact Inmate Relations at