Inmate Mail

Inmates may receive mail delivered through the U.S. Postal Service only. All mail, other than attorney-client, court, and correspondence from clergy, is opened and thoroughly inspected prior to being delivered to the inmate. Inmates receive delivered mail Monday - Friday. Cash will not be accepted in the mail.  See "Inmate Phones and Accounts" for information on acceptable funds.

How to address mail to inmates:

Name of Inmate
P.O. Box 10
W. Stewartstown, NH 03597

Listed below are reasons for mail items to be refused, disposed of or returned to sender. The Department may refuse anything not on the list that may pose a safety or security threat.  Any mail that does not fall within the guidelines will be returned to sender. Packages and cash are not allowed to be sent to the facility.

Reasons for mail items to be refused, disposed of or returned to sender:

  • No inmate name on envelope
  • Incomplete or no return address
  • Padded envelopes
  • Stickers, stamps of any kind (including postage and labels)
  • Tape, staples or paper clips
  • Blank envelopes, blank paper, cards, or decorative stamps
  • Homemade envelopes or cards
  • Musical or recordable cards
  • Marker, crayon, paint, watercolor, glitter, lipstick, wax, etc. on any part of the envelope or letter
  • Correction tape/fluid
  • Excessive perfume or other scents
  • Items having suspicious stains or markings
  • Magazine, book, or newspaper pages or clippings
  • Photos larger than 4" X 6", or more than 5 per letter
  • Instant camera photos (i.e. Polaroids)
  • Pictures or drawings of nude, partially nude, obscene, sexually explicit or offensive material
  • Personal, private entity, second party checks
  • Any non-paper items
  • Anything gang or violence related (photos, colors, writing symbols, hand gestures, etc.)
  • Plastics or anything laminated, 2-ply, or made of cardboard
  • Drugs
  • Magazines, books, newspapers NOT from the publisher or unapproved
  • Mail order catalogs
  • Foreign unidentified substances
  • Correspondence in code
  • Mail that violates a no-contact order, or other court order
  • Mail from released or transferred inmates
  • Unapproved mail from other penal institutions