Middle River Regional Jail

                                            Inmate Mail
Mail

Mail for inmates is to come by USPS (United States Postal Service) ONLY.  Any other shipping method will not be recieved.

We do not except boxes of any kind. They will be refused at the post office and returned to sender.


Any envelope coming into the facility for an inmate should be addressed as follows:

                                    First, Middle, Last Name

                              C/O Middle River Regional Jail

                                             P.O. Box 2727

                                         Staunton VA. 24402

 If mail is not addressed with the inmates full name the mail will be returned to sender.

Inmates are not restricted as to how much mail he/she can receive. However, they are not allowed to receive certain things.

Any mail containing any object not allowed will be denied.  We will not take out the denied part of the mail.  The inmate will receive a notice slip of the denial as well as the sender.  The notice will state what the inmate as well as the sender can do with the denial. 

 If something in the envelope is denied the whole envelope will be denied.  We do not separate the mail.

  • The envelope should have the inmates full name on it, no nick names.  If there is no name on the envelope or no full name, the envelope will be returned to sender.
  • There should be no more than 10 pictures per envelope and be no bigger than a 5x7.  No Polaroids are allowed.
  • No stickers, stamps, paint, tape, glue, lipstick/lip gloss/chap stick, or glitter will be allowed.
  • Handmade cards and specialty cards will be disapproved as well. 
  • Any photo the mail room officer deems inappropriate, or nude photographs are not allowed.
  • No newspapers or magazines can be sent in from an individual.  This includes clippings or articles printed off the internet.
  • Inmates must have a subscription for the magazine or newspaper and it MUST come from a publisher in order to receive it.  The newspapers that are allowed are USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.  Most magazines will be allowed as long as there is no perfume/cologne samples or nudity. 
  • Books: Books must be soft back and come from the Publisher/Distributer.  Books must be non-fiction and be either religious or educational.  Books must come is some kind of envelope.  If sent in a box it will be rejected at the post office.   
  • No packages are allowed.  Envelopes larger than a 9"x12" are considered packages and will be returned to the sender.
  • Money orders should be completely filled out and no personal checks or cash will be accepted.  You can find examples of how money orders should look under the inmate accounts tab.     

 There are two options for picking up denied mail.  The inmate can provide the mail room officer with a pre-addressed and stamped envelope or the sender can come pick the denied mail up.  If you are coming to pick up a denial please bring the yellow denial slip you received as this will make it easier and faster to find the denied piece of mail.  Denied mail can be picked up Monday through Friday from 8am to 3:30pm. 

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