Inmates are allowed to send and receive mail. All incoming mail must be stamped, and properly addressed on an envelope. The sender’s return address must also be on the envelope.
Incoming inmate mail shall be searched for contraband items. Any item not approved for inmate possession shall be considered contraband and confiscated. Contraband items that pose a serious threat to security shall be referred to investigators for possible criminal prosecution. (Such contraband items include, but are not limited to weapons, tools, narcotics, tobacco related products, alcohol, drugs, medicine, and sexually explicit materials). The sender of contraband and the involved inmate may be investigated by Sheriff’s Office officials.
The Sheriff’s Office may temporarily cancel all, or part of, the normal inmate mail services for security purposes. Every effort shall be made to restore normal inmate mail services as quickly as possible.
NOTICE REGARDING SENDING MONEY: Effective May 5th, 2014, the Bristol County Sheriff's Office will no longer provide or accept inmate money envelopes for deposit. CASH WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE MAIL. New Kiosks will be introduced in the lobby of the Dartmouth House of Correction. Please click here for more information.