General and Legal Correspondence
Inmates can receive personal and legal correspondence while at RSW. There is no restriction on the amount an inmate can send or receive. All mail must have the following; the inmate’s first and last name, the senders first and last name with a return address. All mail will be inspected for contraband.
The following items are not authorized and will not be accepted;
Substances on the envelope or letter (white out, glue, glitter, stickers, lipstick, perfume, cologne, liquid stains)
Letters and/or contents written with, or containing, but not limited to; colored ink (other than blue or black), colored pencils, colored markers, crayon or paint.
Greeting cards (handmade or purchased), or post cards.
Stamps, blank stationary, or stamped envelopes
Plastic cards or book marks
Gang related material or photos
Cash or Checks
Money orders (unless addressed directly to "Inmate Accounts Clerk")
Photos of nude or partially clothed persons
Items glued, stapled, or taped to letters or envelopes
Magazine pages, newspaper clippings, book pages (original or copies)
More than five (5) photos in an envelope, photos larger than 4”X 6” or polaroid type
Bank statements, credit card information, or personal identification
Packages not pre-approved by the Captain of Security
Markers, pens, crayons, or pencils included in the envelope
Drawings, artwork, handmade portraits (original or copies) containing, but not limited to; colored ink (other than blue or black), colored pencils, colored markers, crayon or paint.
Personal subscriptions (to include: magazines, books, newspapers, newsletters, etc.)
Brochures, flyers, or coupons.
Illegal items discovered in the inmate’s incoming mail will be seized. Any item sent to an inmate that is not accepted at RSW and is not illegal will be returned to the sender. If a letter has an unauthorized item or items enclosed that are considered contraband, the entire envelope will be returned to sender.