​Corrections - Inmate Mail Correspondence 

The Sheriff's Office may reject magazines, periodicals, and other materials that may inhibit the reasonable safety, security, and discipline in the daily operation of this facility. Generally, books, newspapers, and magazines are accepted only if they are sent directly by the publisher. 

Materials that may be rejected include, but are not limited to:

  Mail to and from an individual with who, contact is restricted by a court.

 • Personal checks, payroll checks, US Treasury checks, checks from Tribal institutions,                 Social Security, SSI, and unemployment checks.

 • Letters were written on colored paper; letters will only be accepted if it is written on standard white paper.

 • Glued items, tape, glitter, gel pens, metallic ink, crayons, confetti, excessive ink, marker,   or paint. 

 • Laminated items, musical cards, greeting cards larger than 8" x 10", padded greeting cards,   manila envelopes, Tyvek envelopes.

 • Pictures or drawings of nude, obscene, or sexually explicit material.

 • Publications that contain nudity, obscene, or sexually explicit material.

 • Mail proposed to be legal or privileged mail, but upon visible scanning for contraband is determined to be general correspondence.

 • Police reports sent in through legal or privileged mail.

 • Stamps or stickers or items glued or taped to the envelope or letter. Non-paper material,

 including corrugated cardboard.

 • Lipstick, perfume, cologne, or scented items.

 • Plastic, metal items, paper clips, staples, or metal clasps.

 • String, ribbon, white-out, or tape.

 • Tobacco or tobacco products.

 • Hardback books, CD's or DVDs.

 • Newspapers, softcover books, and similar items, which are not sent directly from the publisher or book clubs.

 • Polaroid type pictures.

 • Multiple copies or pages representing more than just an excerpt from a publication.

 • Gang-related material.

 • Food, clothing items, stationary, envelopes, or stamps.

 • Foreign/unidentifiable substances on paper, envelopes, photos, foil, or foil-lined envelopes.

 • Correspondences items must be enclosed in no larger than a 4 ½ " X 9 ½ " envelope (no padded envelopes or packages).

When mail is found to be inappropriate in accordance with the provisions of this policy, or when an inmate is sent a material that is not prohibited by law but is considered contraband by the facility, the material may be returned to the sender or held in the inmate's property to be given to the inmate upon release.

Mail to inmates should be addressed as follows:



To reduce mail contraband, the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office Jail is implementing a new inmate mail delivery process. Effective March 27, 2023, all incoming non-legal mail must be sent to the following address and clearly include the inmate's name and booking number.

Smart Communications / Kitsap County Jail
Inmate Name/Booking No._______  
PO Box 9157
Seminole, FL 33775-9157

Mail, including photographs and drawings, will be digitally scanned and made available to inmates via password-protected jail kiosks and tablets. Once scanned, the physical copy of the letter and envelope will be kept for 60 days, then destroyed. The digital copy of the letter and envelope will be kept for the retention of the inmate file and available for the inmate to access and print on release at www.smartinmate.com.


Legal mail will continue to be sent directly to the jail at the following address:

Inmate Name/Booking No.______
Kitsap County Jail
614 Division Street
MS-33, Port Orchard, WA 98366


1.  Why is the jail changing the mail process? 

Postal mail remains an access point to introduce contraband and illicit drugs into the jail, which poses a significant health and safety risk. This new process will increase safety while allowing inmates to continue corresponding with loved ones in a timely manner.

2.  How does the new mail processing system work?

·  Non-legal mail is sent to the address provided above. Senders must include the inmate's name and booking number.

·  All non-legal mail is opened, screened for contraband, and scanned into an electronic document that closely resembles the original hardcopy, including color.

·  The scanned mail is shared electronically with the inmate through the Kitsap County Jail password protected Kiosks and/or tablets.  The images and photos may be accessed by the inmate an unlimited number of times for free.

·  Upon release the inmate may download a copy of all mail received by going to www.smartinmate.com.

3.  What happens to the mail sent to the jail instead of the processing center? 

Mail sent to the jail will be forwarded to the processing center for scanning.

4.  Can I track the mail sent to someone in jail? 

Yes, mail sent to an inmate through the postal services may be tracked by creating a free account at www/mailguardtracker.com. You may view delivery status, receive rejected mail notifications, and download copies of processed mail.

5.   Books, Magazines, and other publications should be sent directly from the publisher to:

Inmate Name/Booking No.______
Kitsap County Jail
614 Division Street
MS-33, Port Orchard, WA 98366