NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE IN INMATE MAIL PROCEDURES
To expand the safety and security of the Johnson County Adult Detention Centers for the inmates and staff, the following changes are being implemented to the way in which we handle inmate mail.
- 1. All non-privileged correspondence entering the facility must be a postcard.
- All postcard must be standard postcards
- No cardstock, index cards, blank cards, or photographs
- Postcards must be no larger than 5" x 7"
- Postcards will have their stamps removed and discarded prior to delivery to the inmate
- Postcards must be addressed with the return address clearly readable
- There is no limit on how many postcards an inmate can mail or receive but inmates are limited on how many postcards may be kept in their cell
- Unacceptable postcards will be returned to sender
- defaced or altered postcards are unacceptable
- no plastic/wrappings on postcards
- no labels or stickers will be accepted
- no postcards with watermarks or stains
- no postcards with biohazards, including lipsticks or perfumes
- no postcards depicting nudity, weapons, alcohol, or gang references
- Mailing Address: (Although the Olathe facility is closed, all inmate mail is to be mailed to this facility for processing)
- Inmates Name
Johnson County Adult Detention Center
101 N. Kansas Ave.
Olathe, KS 66061
- Legal mail (privileged mail) is considered incoming mail from an inmates's attorney of record. All legal mail must be unchanged and clearly marked to be considered privileged mail.
- Newspapers or Magazines
- Prior approval from the Classification supervisor or their designee is necessary for Newspapers or Magazines.
- Due to contraband concerns, publication inserts shall be removed prior to delivery to the inmate.
- Newspapers and Magazines must be sent from the publisher and can be denied if found to threaten the safety or security of the facility.
- Packages are still not accepted without prior approval. The definition of a package is any item requiring postage more than the cost of a first class stamp.
* If you have any questions concerning the mail procedures please call 913-715-5900. An inmate will need to have an ICF approved for any deviations to this notice to include money and photographs.