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Inmate Mail

All mail will need to be sent to the below addresses, mail received at other addresses will be rejected.


Standard Non-Legal Friends and Family Mail Address:         Mail from Lawyers or other Legal Representation:
Inmate Name - Inmate ID                                                                Bourbon County Jail
Bourbon County Jail                                                                         293 E. 20th St
P.O. Box 76550                                                                                  Fort Scott, KS 66701
Highland Heights, KY 41076                                                           Attn: Inmate Name                                    




  •      All incoming mail must be addressed with the Inmate name and Inmate ID.
  •      All incoming mail must have a return address on the envelope.
  •      All incoming mail must be no larger than 8 ½ x 11 inches (letter size), no thicker than light card stock and able to be fed through a sheet fed scanner.
  •      All incoming mail shall be opened and inspected or read to determine if contraband is enclosed or any violation of Jail rules has occurred. If such is found mail will be destroyed and not returned.
  •      Prohibited Mail
    •      Stamps
    •      Blank envelopes
    •      Stationary
    •      Cash, checks, money orders or any other forms of currency.
    •      Threats of physical harm against any person or threats/details of criminal activity.
    •      Plans to smuggle contraband into or out of the Jail.
    •      Information to formulate escape plans, to commit a crime or to violate a Jail rule.
    •      Solicitation of gifts, goods, money or things of value from individuals or entities other than family or established close friends.
    •      Code or gang insignia.
    •      Obscene language or drawings,
    •      Information that, if communicated, would create a threat to the security of the Jail.
    •      None of the following may be included or attached:
      •      Address labels
      •      Stickers
      •      Homemade cards
      •      Musical cards
      •      Non-white envelopes or paper
      •      Paintings
      •      Tracing paper
      •      Pages from coloring books
      •      Drawings in colored ink, marker, crayon, or glitter
      •      Raised decorations
      •      Paint or the use of white out, glue or any other liquid form
    •      Pictures are the only enclosures permitted to be mailed to inmates.
      •      Each inmate is allowed up to 10 photographs per package, but these MUST be printed on photo paper.
      •      Printouts from the internet , colored pages, and provocative material (i) are not permitted and will be destroyed.
        •      Provocative is generally defined as follows: "Causing annoyance, anger or another strong reaction" or "arousing sexual desire or interest."
      •      Return to Sender Items
        •      Legal Mail
        •      Certified mail requiring inmate signature
        •      Mail with postage due