New Inmate Mail System To Be Unveiled This Week At Frederick County Adult Detention Center

Inmates  mail coming into the Detention Center will be scanned.

Frederick, Md (KM) Inmates at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center will soon be able view their mail electronically. The Sheriff’s Office says beginning on Wednesday, all mail coming into the Detention Center, except for magazines, newspapers and legal documents, will be scanned.

A company contracted through Pay Tel Communications will scan  inmate mail within 24-hours after receipt, and then correctional staff will review it electronically within 48-hours. Then the inmates will be able to scan their mail at tablets located throughout the facility.

All inmate mail, except for legal mail, must   be sent to this address:

Frederick County Adult Detention Center
Inmate Name AR#
PO Box 2025
PMB 79078
San Antonio, Texas, 78299–2925.

Each envelop must have a complete, legible return address, and include the first and last name, or the company will not scan it.

The Sheriff’s Office says any scanned mail containing contraband, or threatens criminal activity or breaches security will be subject to investigation and criminal charges could result.

These are the requirements for all inmate mail receiving the scanning service:

Mail must be 10 pages or less per envelope
Page size must be no larger than 8.5” x 11”
Mail can include written or typed pages, photos, drawings or greeting cards. (No Polaroid photos)
Any mail received with postage due, staff will refuse it and return it to the sender if possible
No glitter, glue, tape, 3D elements, or electronic components (lights, music, animation)
No items containing, depicting, or relating to sexually explicit activity, gang activity, illegal activity, violence, drug, or alcohol use, etc.
No photos of nude or partially clothed persons
No illegal substances or any other items considered as contraband
No magazines, books, or packages mailed to mail processing center
No cash, personal checks, or money orders mailed to the mail processing center
No originals of important documents such as birth certificates, driver’s licenses, social security cards, green cards, etc., as these items cannot be returned
No original photos or other irreplaceable or valuable items.

Any legal mail, along with magazines and newspapers, must be sent to these addresses. The mail must be marked “legal mail” on the envelop and inmates will open it in front of Detention Center staff.

Frederick County Adult Detention Center
Inmate name, Inmate AR#
7300 Marcie’s Choice Lane
Frederick, Md. 21704


Frederick County Work Release Center
Inmate Name, Inmate AR#
7281 Marcie’s Choice Lane
Frederick, Md. 21704.

Even though the new system takes affect on Wednesday, October 13th, the Sheriff’s Office says there will be a two-week grace period where inmate mail received at the Detention Center will be processed  by the staff, as is done currently.  But after Sunday, October 31st, any inmate mail, except for legal mail or magazine and newspaper subscriptions, will be returned to the sender.

By Kevin McManus