Mailing an Inmate

There is no limit to the volume of mail an inmate may send or receive and there is no restriction to the number of pages or to the amount of writing on either side of the paper.


The only types of correspondence accepted in the mail are:

  • The paper the correspondence is written on.
  • The envelope containing the correspondence.
  • Photographs - No more than three (3). When an inmate receives photographs in the mail, a maximum of three (3) will be given at a time. If the inmate already has photographs any number above three (3) will be placed in their property.
    • No Polaroids
    • No photos larger than 4" x 6"
    • No pornography
  • Newspapers, magazines, books, etc. will not be accepted for inmates in this jail unless the inmate is going to be here for 30 days or more and then only if the newspaper, magazines, books, etc. are mailed directly from the publisher.
  • Books, newspapers, correspondence/mail and periodicals will not be accepted into the jail if they are obscene publications or writings. Mail containing information concerning where, how, or from whom obscene matter may be obtained, and any matter of a character tending to incite murder, arson, riot, violent racism, or any other form of violence and any matter concerning unlawful gambling or an unlawful lottery will not be accepted. No hard cover books will be accepted.

Mailing address:

Calaveras County Jail
c/o Inmate John Smith
1045 Jeff Tuttle Drive
San Andreas, CA 95249

All incoming and outgoing correspondence will be checked for contraband as a matter of jail security.