Inmate Mail

Inmate Mail

Mail sent to an inmate should be addressed:

Inmate Name
c/o Clatsop County Jail
1250 SE 19th St.
Warrenton, OR 97146

All inmates of the Clatsop County Jail may send and receive letters through the U.S. Postal Service.

Inmates are not allowed to draw or write anything other than the address on the front of the outgoing envelopes.

No mail or notes for inmates may be "dropped off" at the jail. All materials must be sent through the U.S. mail. 

Money sent to an inmate must be in the form of a cashier's check or money order (no Travelers Express Checks allowed).  Cash should not be sent in the mail.  Cash may, however, be deposited in the Kiosk 24 hours a day, located in the lobby.  There is a fee and ID is required.  Please see Commissary Deposits for more information.

Personal checks will not be accepted. Personal checks will be held in the inmate’s personal property until the inmate is released.

Mail received at the jail for an inmate who has been released or transferred to another facility will be returned to sender. 

All incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband, monies and prohibited publications. 

Pictures not larger than 4x6 inches may be allowed. 

Prohibited Mail

Prohibited mail contains any of the following:

Pictures that depict or display sexual activity or genitals.
Letters containing threats of physical harm, criminal activity, blackmail or extortion, escape plans, coded information, sensational information, contraband or anything in violation of the facility rules.

Sending Books

There is a limit of three books and three magazines per inmate at any one time.  All books previously received by the inmate will be returned before obtaining others.

All books received by inmates through the mail must be bought and shipped from a publisher, book club or bookstore and must meet the following requirements:

  1. Books may be up to 9 by 12 inches in size.
  2. No hardbound or spiral-bound book will be accepted.
  3. Books must not have a plastic or metal binding.
  4. Books must only be new.