Inmate Mail

Inmate mail should be sent to the Pitt County Detention Center, 124 New Hope Road, Greenville, NC 27834. It should have a return name and full return address, and be addressed to the inmate using the same name and spelling under which the inmate was booked.

If mail regulations are not followed or items of contraband are found, the entire envelope (along with its contents) will be returned to the sender or turned over to a law enforcement agency. Mail is normally distributed within 24 hours, except weekends and holidays. Paperback books, magazines and newspapers will be received from a book club, mail order bookstore or directly from a publisher ONLY. No more than two paperback books will be received and they can be no larger than 7” x 9” x 2”. No hardcover books will be accepted. Items from individual persons or walk-in bookstores will be returned to the sender. Any book or material that contains obscene pictures, racist or “hate” materials, incites violence, rape, homosexual sex or sodomy, or that otherwise compromises the safety, security or proper order of this facility will be confiscated and/or returned to the sender. Materials depicting human nudity are not allowed in the Pitt County Detention Center.

Fragrances are prohibited. Envelopes may not be decorated with hand-drawn art. Gang symbols and colors are prohibited. Our staff will open General Mail outside of the presence of the inmate. All mail will be closely examined for contraband, read and, under some circumstances, withheld from the inmate and turned over to the Detention Captain. General mail may contain the following items ONLY: one greeting card (no larger than 5” by 8”,) one page reproduced or copied from a mass produced item such as a book or items from the Internet, up to ten pages of person-to-person correspondence (handwritten or typed,) two small newspaper clippings, two photographs (no larger than 4” by 6”,) two booklets (no larger than 4” by 6”,) and a certified check or money order. DO NOT SEND CASH! “Musical” greeting cards will be deactivated. Polaroid™ photographs are prohibited.

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