Mail Services

Inmate Mail Rules

All incoming and outgoing mail to inmates, with the exception of legal mail, must be in pre-stamped or metered form. This change is being implemented to ensure the safety and security of jail facilities, inmates
and staff.

Acceptable Postcards – 2 letters are allowed to be mailed out ONLY

  • Stamps are NOT allowed, postcards must be metered or have a pre-printed stamp.
  • Must be addressed to: Inmate’s full name and ID number, Facility name and address.
  • 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.

Unacceptable Postcards

  • Defaced or altered Postcards.
  • No plastic or wrappings on Postcards.
  • Postcards marked with paint, crayons or markers.
  • Postcards with labels or stickers.
  • Postcards with watermarks or stains.
  • Postcards with any biohazards, including perfumes or lipstick.
  • Postcards depicting nudity, weapons or gang references.
  • Postcards containing an affixed stamp.

Legal mail – Will be checked for contraband only and must be in official envelopes.

PHOTOGRAPHS – NO POLAROID PICTURES!

  • Up to (4) photographs may be mailed to the jail, after the inmate has been incarcerated for a minimum of 30 days provided the envelope is clearly marked PHOTOGRAPHS.
  • There may not be any other thing in the envelope except for pictures.
  • Every 90 days, (4) more new photos may be sent to the inmate.
  • Photographs may NOT be larger than 4 inches by 6 inches.
  • The inmate name and ID number must be written on the back of the
    photograph. Nothing else is to be written on the photographs.
  • 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 or codes or promote or show illegal activity.
  • Envelopes containing additional inmate correspondence will be returned to sender.

POSTCARDS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH THE COMMISSARY.

The address is as follows:
INMATE NAME Number
c/o Worth County Sheriff’s Office
201 North Main Street Rm# 14
Sylvester, Ga. 31791