Mail Rules

EFFECTIVE 11/01/2013

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.

Incoming Non-Privileged mail may be accepted in postcard or letter form.  All Non-Privileged Mail in letter form will be opened and inspected for contraband by authorized personnel.  Non-Privileged Mail will also be inspected for prohibited content and for any restricted material. 

  • Letters/Postcards will be addressed with the return address clearly readable or they will not be accepted.
  • Letters/Postcards will have stamps removed and discarded prior to delivery to the inmate.
  • No plastic/wrappings, labels or stickers on letters/postcards.
  • No letters/postcards with watermarks, stains, biohazards (including lipsticks or perfumes) will be accepted.
  • No letters/postcards depicting sexually explicit material, weapons, alcohol, or gang reference will be accepted.

Letters/postcards will be rejected, returned to sender or seized as evidence only if there is credible evidence showing the letter contains one or more of the following:

  • Plans for sending contraband into or out of the Detention Center.
  • Plans for criminal activity.
  • Instructions for the manufacturing of weapons, alcoholic beverages, drugs, and drug paraphernalia.
  • Threatened blackmail or extortion.
  • Plans for escape or unauthorized entry.
  • Plans for activities in violation of Detention Center rules.
  • Sexually explicit, nudity, weapons, alcohol, or gang related material.
  • Information which if communicated would create a serious danger of violence, physical harm to a human being, or the order and security of the detention centers. 

Should correspondence be totally or partially rejected, a written notice stating the reason(s) for rejection shall be provided to the inmate.

  • Mailing Address: All inmate mail is to be mailed to this facility for processing.

           Inmate's Name
           Johnson County Adult Detention Center
           101 N. Kansas Ave.
           Olathe, KS 66061

  1. Legal mail (privileged mail) is considered incoming mail from an inmate's attorney of record.  All legal mail must be unchanged and clearly marked to be considered privileged mail.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 receive prior approval in writing for any deviations to this notice to include the reception of money and photographs.