Skagit County Corrections
Community Justice Center
Chief of Corrections: Don Marlow
Sending mail to an inmate
The address for inmates at the Skagit County Jail is:
( Name of the Inmate )
c/o Skagit County Jail
201 Suzanne Lane
Mount Vernon, Washington
Question: May I send pictures to an inmate?
Answer: Yes, you may send up to two pictures in a single mailing, under the following guidelines:
1. No pictures of an obscene or sexually explicit nature.
2. No pictures which portray gang signs or endorse gang affiliation.
3. No pictures of a racist or inflammatory nature.
4. No Polaroid pictures.
5. There can not be anything stuck to the picture, i.e. tape, old glue etc.
Question: What items can be sent to an inmate?
A letter. Letters with glitter, stickers, perfume, lipstick, tape, etc. will be returned to sender.
Two (2) photographs.
A plain greeting card. Greeting cards with glitter, electronics (sound cards), stickers, etc. will be returned to sender.
Money orders or cashiers checks: Money orders and cashiers checks must be made out to: Skagit County Jail.
NO PAINT OR CRAYONS MAY BE SENT
Question: May I send material printed off of the internet, pages from a book, coloring pages, word game pages, etc?
Question: Is there a size limitation on something sent to an inmate?
Answer: Yes. Nothing larger than a legal sized envelope can be sent to an inmate.
Question: Can a book be sent to an inmate?
Answer: Inmates at SCCJC can receive soft-cover paperback books mailed directly from Amazon.
They must arrive at the jail from USPS, Fed-Ex or UPS. Inmates can only have one of these books at a time in their cell.
We don’t accept used books. The book has to be new from the publisher or a book club like Amazon, no used books will be accepted.
Other books that come in the mail will be stored in their property and the inmate is allowed to switch out books.
Below is a list of prohibited items:
-Sexually explicit material and/or references to sexually explicit behavior..
-Instructions of “how-to” books about criminal activity.
-Material advocating violence against others or the overthrow of authority.
-Instructions for martial arts/self-defense/fighting techniques.
-Instructions/descriptions of the making or assembly of weapons/bombs/destructive devices of any kind.
-Material advocating hate, anger, ridicule or violence against a group of individuals or a protected class.
-We don’t accept used books. The book has to be new from the publisher or a book club like Amazon, no used books will be accepted.
-Any other material that the SCCJC staff believes may cause a safety or security issue.