Guidelines for Inmate Mail:
All Inmate Mail should be sent to the following address:
Carteret County Detention Center
P.O. Drawer 239
Beaufort, NC 28516
- Incoming mail is delivered to inmates within 24 hours of receiving Monday through Friday. (Note: Mail is not distributed on holidays).
- All incoming mail is opened outside of the presence of the inmate and searched for security threats and contraband (such as money, checks, inappropriate photos, matches, lighters, cigarettes, jewelry, chewing gum, etc.).
- Mail sent by legal representatives is opened only in the presence of the inmate addressee.
- Inmates may receive one greeting card (no larger than 5" by 8"). (Note: "Musical" greeting cards will not be accepted).
- Inmates may receive letters up to ten pages of person-to-person correspondence (handwritten or typed).
- Inmates may receive one page, reproduced or copied, from a mass produced item (such as a book or items from the Internet).
- Inmates may receive two photographs per letter (no larger than 3" by 5"). (Note: Polaroid™ photographs are prohibited).
- Inmates may receive up to two booklets (no larger than 2" by 3").
- Fragrances are prohibited.
- Envelopes may not be decorated with hand-drawn art or glitter. (Note: Gang symbols and colors are prohibited.)
- Inmate to inmate correspondence is not allowed.
- DO NOT SENT CASH or PERSONAL CHECKS through the mail. Money in any form is contraband and will not be delivered to the inmate.
- If mail regulations are not followed or unauthorized items are found, the entire envelope (along with its contents) mailed to an inmate will be placed in the property room, returned to sender, turned over to law enforcement, or disposed of, as appropriate.
- Inmate mail must be addressed as follows and should reflect the appropriate mailing address for the facility:
- Inmate's full name
- Facility's mailing address
- Return name and address of sender