Jail Correspondence:


SCORE reserves the right to reject any item that it considers to be unsuitable. All mail must include the sender’s return address on the envelope. Please include inmate’s name number on all correspondence to ensure accurate delivery. The list below includes some of the most common reasons for mail being returned.


Acceptable items for U.S. Mail delivery to inmates include: letters, money orders, newspaper clippings, written documents forwarded for signature and legal mail between attorney and inmate.  (Note: Money orders mailed to inmates will not be redeemed by SCORE and cannot be deposited into the inmate's account. Click here for information on how to deposit money into an inmate's trust account.)


Any items considered contraband will result in the envelope and its contents being returned to sender or investigated for criminal violation.


Mail to inmates should be addressed as follows:

(Inmate’s Full Name and Name #)


20817 17th Avenue South

Des Moines, WA 98198


The following is a list of items and reasons why mail would be returned to sender:

  • Address labels / stickers / post-it notes
  • Blank cards, paper and postcards
  • Cash or personal checks
  • Stamps, stamped items, paper, envelopes (inmates must purchase from commissary)
  • Bubble wrap / cardboard / coupons and gambling items
  • All colored paper, including envelopes and greeting cards
  • Excessive puzzle or coloring pages (limit 10 per envelope)
  • Food items
  • Glued items, glitter, gel pens, metallic ink, confetti, excessive ink, marker or paint
  • Racist or other inflammatory materials, including gang symbols and hand gestures
  • Sexually explicit materials; nude / semi-nude photos, including babies and children
  • Unauthorized inmate to inmate correspondence
  • Lipstick, perfume, cologne, or scented items
  • Polaroid pictures with backings
  • String, ribbon, confetti, white out, tape (clear tape only)
  • Plastic, laminated items, metal items, paper clips, staples, metal clasps
  • Tobacco or tobacco products
  • Unknown substances on paper, envelopes, photos, foil, foil-lined envelopes
  • Unsigned, incomplete or altered money orders
  • Laminated items, musical cards, manila envelopes, Tyvek envelopes