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Inmate Mail
 • All inmate mail must contain the sender’s full name and complete return address, the inmate’s full name (the name he/she is booked into jail under), the inmate’s SPN, the inmate’s housing facility and cell block location. If incoming mail does not have the above information on it, it will be returned to the sender. Letters with no return address or improper addresses will be sent to the U.S. Post Office for final disposition.
 • All inmate mail is inspected upon receipt by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
 • Incoming letters with perfume, body fluids (to include lipstick), make-up, and other substances will be returned to the sender.
 • Inmates may receive up to two (2) paperback books and four (4) magazines or other publications purchased by them, in their possession at any time. Hardbound and used books are not permitted. The books must come directly from the publisher via standard U.S. Postal Service Mail.  Prior to receiving any such publications, the inmate must request and receive approval from the Mailroom Supervisor. 
 • The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or destroyed publications.
 • Legal paperwork from attorneys may be received.
 • The following items may NOT be sent to inmates. Unauthorized items received through the mail will be considered contraband and the entire package confiscated and disposed of. Unauthorized items will not be stored in the facility’s property room.
  1.   1 - Greeting cards
  2.   2 - Envelopes
  3.   3 - Pens
  4.   4 - Obscene pictures (Pictures depicting FULL or PARTIAL nudity)
  5.   5 - Pencils
  6.   6 - Perfumed letters
  7.   7 - Markers
  8.   8 - Packages
  9.   9 - Newspapers
  10. 10 - Stickers
  11. 11 - Cash or money orders
  12. 12 - Food or food items
  13. 13 - Contraband
  14. 14 - Stamps
  15. 15 - Computer-generated materials downloaded from the Internet
  16. 16 - Photocopied images or facsimiles
  17. 17 - Medicine
 • Photographs will only be accepted if they are deemed not offensive, are not of a sexual nature, do not contain gang references, and do not display guns, drugs or drug paraphernalia. Photographs shall not be larger than 5” x 7”.
Mailing address

Inmates Housed at:
Mailing Address
701 or 711 N. San Jacinto
Harris County Sheriff’s Office
701 N. San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
1307 Baker Street
Harris County Sheriff’s Office
1307 Baker St.
Houston, TX 77002
1200 Baker Street
Harris County Sheriff’s Office
1200 Baker St.
Houston, TX 77002

701 San Jacinto
701 San Jacinto
1200 Baker
1200 Baker Street