To send a letter to an offender, follow these steps:
If you know the offender's location and Department of Corrections number (DC#):
Offender's committed last name, first name, DC#Example:
City & State, Zip Code
Doe, John DC# 012456* The inmate will provide you with the DC#. The DC# can also be located through the Inmate Population Information Search.
Some Correctional Institution
1212 South Street
Any Town, Florida 11111
Incoming telephone calls for offenders will not be accepted. In the event of family emergency (such as serious illness or death in the family) you may contact the chaplain's office. The chaplain will notify the offender.
Offenders, except those in administrative confinement, disciplinary confinement, close management or on death row are allowed to make collect telephone calls. Offenders are allowed to place up to 10 telephone numbers on their authorized phone list. If the offender has not placed your number on the list, he or she cannot call you.
Offenders can change their phone list every six months. There are two exceptions to this policy:
All telephone calls are limited to 10 minutes and are subject to monitoring (except legal counsel).
Inmates are not authorized access to the Internet for obvious security reasons. Therefore, inmates can not send or received e-mail.
See also the frequently asked questions about writing to an inmate.