Sending Inmate Mail

Sending Correspondence

 Inmate Mail will be processed by a third-party vendor named Pigeonly. Inmate Mail will need to be mailed to the following address:

Inmate name and ID number

Yakima County Jail-1120

P.O. Box 96777

Las Vegas, NV 89193


You can look up an inmates Name Number on Inmate Lookup | Yakima County, WA. The ID Number should be 6 digits long. You might have to add a 0 to the beginning to make it 6 digits.

Any inmate mail received after 1/23/23 will not be forwarded and returned to sender. The only mail that will be accepted for inmates will be money orders, legal mail or official mail.


For further information visit their web page at

Legal Mail

Legal Mail can be sent directly to the jail. Please provide the following information on the envelope and write Legal Mail in the bottom left or Right corner.  

Inmate’s Name and Booking Number

Yakima County Department of Corrections

111 N Front Street

Yakima, WA 98901

Legal mail is described in the section below. 

Acceptable Items

Inmates may receive and possess the following mailed items:

  • All mail must have a clear return address written in pen.
  • Envelopes must be white.
  • General correspondenceRegular mail that includes, letters, money orders/checks, etc.
  • Legal Mail – Must be correspondence to or from an individual or entity listed below, as indicated in the mailing address or return address on the front of the envelope.
    1. Court or court staff
    2. Attorney of record in court cases that have been filed in local, state, or federal court
    3. Established groups of attorneys involved in the representation of inmates and judicial proceeding (e.g. American Civil Liberties Union, Disability Rights of Washington, legal services groups, ect..)
    4. The President or Vice President of the United States
    5. Members of the United States Congress
    6. Embassies and Consulates 
    7. United States Department of Justice
    8. Washington State Attorney General Office
    9. State Governors
    10. Members of State Legislature
    11. Law Enforcement Officers in their official capacity

Unacceptable Items

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

  • Greeting cards and/or cardboard/staples/Greeting Cards that are 3-D, electronic, have pop-ups, fold out, expand, or are oversized.
  • Any unknown substance, which also includes any hand colored/painted pictures/drawings
  • Stamps and stickers
  • Any gang related materials
  • Polaroid photos
  • Mail containing confidential, privileged, or with a labeled attorney mailing address.
  • Bubble, padded, or hard envelopes.
  • Newspaper or magazine cutouts.
  • Booklets.
  • Photos, depictions or writings that are:
    • Gang and/or criminal activity or behavior
    • Nudity
    • Of a sexually explicit nature
    • Partial nudity
    • 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

Edovo Messenger

Inmates who have current charges related to Domestic Violence, violation of a court order or Intimidating a Witness will no longer have access to Edovo Messenger.

For the inmates that are able to use the messenger service, please use the link below to buy messages.