inmate email

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.
  • 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 books are not permitted. The books must come directly from the publisher.
    •   All publications must be new. No used books allowed.
    •   All publications can be delivered by the United States Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS), Federal Express (Fed-Ex), or Amazon driver.
    •   All publications are to be sent to the following address:
      Inmate Full Name, Full SPN
      701 N. San Jacinto, Visitor Control Center
      Attn: Books- Mail Room
      Houston, Texas 77002
  • 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. Unauthorized items will not be stored in the facility’s property room.
    •   Greeting cards
    •   Envelopes
    •   Pens
    •   Obscene pictures (Pictures depicting FULL or PARTIAL nudity)
    •   Pencils
    •   Perfumed letters
    •   Markers
    •   Packages
    •   Stickers
    •   Cash or money orders
    •   Food or food items
    •   Contraband
    •   Stamps
    •   Computer-generated materials downloaded from the Internet
    •   Photocopied images or facsimiles
    •   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”.
  • Maximum number of photographs is 20 per package.

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

Outsource Jail Facility Address and Contact #

Inmates Housed at:
Facility Address
Phone #
Bowie County Correctional Center (XB55)
105 West Front Street Texarkana, TX 75501
903-798-3505
Jack Harwell Detention Center (XM55)
3101 Marlin Hwy Waco, TX 76705
254-759-5900
Jackson Parish Correctional Center (X287/X289)
327 Industrial Drive Jonesboro, LA 71251
318-259-8799
Jefferson County Downtown Jail (X281/X282/X283)
1001 Pearl Street Beaumont, TX 77701
409-434-4653
Limestone County Detention Center (X147)
910 North Tyus Groesbeck, TX 76642
254-729-2674
Fort Bend County Jail (X284/X285/X286)
1410 Williams Way Richmond, TX 77469
281-341-4619

Publications Mailing Address

Inmate Full Name, Full SPN
701 N. San Jacinto, Visitor Control Center
Attn: Books- Mail Room
Houston, Texas 77002