inmate mail

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.
  • Correspondence is defined as communication by letters and/or information provided by newspapers
    • Newspapers must be delivered directly from the publisher
    • Books, periodicals, packages, etc. not meeting the definition above are not permitted to be delivered to individuals incarcerated at the Harris County Jail.
    • Per the definition above, books, periodicals (to include magazines) are not permitted to be delivered to individuals incarcerated at the Harris County Jail.
  • Mailing addresses for correspondence are listed below.
  • The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is not responsible for any lost, damaged or destroyed correspondence.
  • 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 10 per package.

Mailing Address

Inmates Housed at:
Mailing Address
700 N. San Jacinto St.
Harris County Sheriff’s Office
700 N. San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002
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 #
LaSalle Corrections Center (XL55/XL56)
15976 US-165, Olla LA 71465
(318) 495-6200
Giles W. Dalby Correction Facility (PT55, PT56, PT57)
MTC Giles Dalby TX
Name, SPN
PO Box 247
Phoenix, MD 21131
(806) 990-2175
LaSalle - Jefferson County Downtown Jail(X281, X282, X283) (409) 434-4653