Canyon County

Idaho


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How do I correctly address the envelope?

Inmate Name, Inmate #
219 N. 12th Street
Caldwell, ID 83605

When sending letters or cards to an inmate at the Canyon County Detention Center, certain rules apply for the safety and security of the inmates and the facility.

  • Cards or paper must not be larger than 8 1/2 x 11

  • The FULL NAME and ADDRESS of the SENDER must be on the outside of the envelope

  • Third party mail of any kind is not allowed

  • NO:

    •  Stickers

    • Perfume

    • Lipstick/Gloss/Chapstick

    • Tape

    • Glitter

    • Confetti

    • Plastic

    • Metal

    • Ribbons

    • String

    • Gang references

    • Unknown stains

    • OR anything that may be deemed as contraband

  • NO MUSICAL CARDS ARE ALLOWED

  • PICTURES:

    •     No pictures larger than 5X7

      • This includes printing out sheets of photos.  They must be cut to size. 

      • No polaroid pictures are allowed

      • No plastic or plastic coated pictures

      • No pictures from a prison or other jail facility are allowed

      • No Hand Signs of any kind in the photos

      • No NUDE photos or any with content deemed inappropriate (this includes children)

      • No photos containing partial nudity, swimsuits or underwear



SENDING BOOKS TO INMATES

Any books or magazines coming into the facility must be purchased and sent from a bookstore specializing in the sale of books or the publisher as in the case of a subscription. Books purchased from 3rd party book sites ( example: Amazon,  Ebay etc. ) will not be accepted. All books and publications must be purchased new. No used books will be accepted.

All books and magazines must be prepaid or they will be returned.

Do not enclose letters, cards or personal messages with your books. Mail them in separately.

BOOKS AND MAGAZINES NOT ALLOWED:

  • HARD COVERS
  • PLASTIC COVERS
  • SPIRAL BOUND
  • METAL OR PLASTIC PARTS
  • OVERSIZED, OR HEAVY
  • NUDITY, PARTIAL NUDITY, UNDERWEAR, SWIMSUITS
  • GANG RELATED MATERIAL
  • HAND SIGNS
  • CONTENT DEEMED UNACCEPTABLE TO THE FACILITY

 Any materials that are allowed or denied are done so at the sole discretion of the Sheriff’s Office Jail Administration.

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