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Yakima County Department of Corrections

Mail correspondence to:

For Main Jail and Annex:

Inmate’s Name and Booking Number
Yakima County DOC
111 N Front St
Yakima, WA 98901

 

 

Effective October 31, 2011

The Yakima County Department of Corrections shall receive incoming, lawfully delivered USPS mail intended for inmates housed in its facilities.

Inmates may receive and possess the following mailed items:

  • General Correspondence.
  • Legal correspondence.


The following is not acceptable for inmate possession through the mail:

  • Greeting cards and/or cardboard.
  • Any unknown substance, which also includes any hand colored/painted pictures/drawings.
  • Stamps and stickers.
  • Any gang related materials.
  • Polaroid photos.
  • Photos, depictions or writings that are or of a sexually explicit nature, nudity, partial nudity, gang and/or criminal activity or behavior, or racially inflammatory.
  • Photos, depictions or writings that may jeopardize the security of the Department.
  • Food items or other perishables or clothing.
  • Newspapers, periodicals and books. (unless sent directly from the publisher)
  • Any item as deemed to be contraband or that is not acceptable for inmate possession as determined by the Department.
  • Mail from any other inmate in this or any other correctional facility.
  • Letters or packages with no return address.
  • Hard cover books.
  • Staff have reason to believe the content of the material is a code or suspect a code.
  • Content contains plans or instructions that encourages activities which are criminal or violate jail rules.
  • Homemade postcards.