Inmate Mail

Individuals are free to contact any inmate by mail. Incoming inmate letters are opened and inspected for contraband and then forwarded to the inmate. To ensure prompt processing and to avoid the letter being returned, please adhere to the guidelines listed on this page.

Addressing Format

Please address envelopes in the following manner:
Inmate’s Name (#####)
P.O. Box 391
Beaver, UT 84713

Email

For many individuals, emailing may be a more sensible, convenient, and cost-saving option. The way it works is an inmate initiates an email through our electronic email system that is available to them via the kiosk in their living area. The system allows the inmate to initiate an email to you. You will receive an email notifying you that a message is available. You can then view and respond to the email via the Jail ATM website.

Money Orders & Cashier Checks

Must be sent in a separate envelope made to the attention of “Inmate Accounting”. For more information about sending in funds to an inmate, please visit the Adding Money to an Inmate’s Commissary Account page on our website.

Privileged / Legal Mail

Legal mail is defined as mail to or from attorneys, state and federal courts, the Attorney General of the United States, or the Attorney General of Utah. Incoming Privileged or Legal Mail must be clearly marked as such on the front of the envelope.

Greeting Cards & Property Items

Due to the security risks and the excessive time it takes to search, the following are not allowed through the regular mail system:

  • Greeting cards
  • Property items

Rules for Regular Incoming Inmate Mail

All Incoming Envelopes must:

  • Be no larger than a standard 10 envelope
  • Have the sender’s complete name, and return address
    • Mail with no return address will be placed in the inmate’s property for 30 days after which it will either be destroyed or must be sent out.
    • Stick-on return address labels are not allowed
  • Have the inmate’s complete first and last name and Beaver County Correctional Facility name and number under which he or she is booked.
    • Inmate Name Numbers that are missing, incomplete or incorrect will be returned to the sender.
    • To ensure delivery to the correct inmate, the inmate’s name and Name Number must match in our system.
  • Not be dirty or stained. If mail is considered contaminated it will be returned to the sender. This includes lipstick, glitter, glue, tape or other like materials.

Contents

Mail should include a return address within the context of the letter. Envelopes are not given to the inmate.

Allowed Contents

  • 2 photos per envelope no larger than 4 by 6 inches
    • Pictures may not contain violence, nudity, sexual acts, or gang-related activities including hand signs, nor are polaroid style photos allowed
  • 3 sheets of standard white paper, written in blue or black ink.

Contents Not Allowed

  • Blank stationery
  • Candy, food, or other perishables
  • Clipping or torn pages from:
    • Books
    • Newspapers
    • Magazines
  • Envelopes
  • Flowers
  • Mail wrote in:
    • Colored pencil
    • Crayon
    • Gel ink
    • Highlighter
    • Marker/felt pen
    • Paint
    • Other like substances
  • Odor causing substances (ex. perfume or cologne)
  • Parchment or stock paper
  • Phone or other pre-paid cards
  • Photocopies
  • Plastic, metal, tape, glitter, or other craft materials
  • Postage stamps
  • Postcards, pamphlets, or business cards
  • Post-it style notes
  • Staples
  • Stickers, labels, or anything with adhesive
  • Use of White Out or other corrective material
  • Any other items that the jail deems as contraband