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.


All incoming and outgoing mail will be opened and checked for contraband.  Mail is read, censored or rejected based on legitimate facility interests of order and security.  The exception is legal mail clearly identified as such between client and attorney or court which pertains to the inmate’s current case.  Any items considered contraband will result in the envelope and its contents being returned to sender or will be placed into the inmate’s property or will be investigated for criminal violation.  See list below for Acceptable/Unacceptable Items.

Mail to inmates should be addressed as follows:

(Inmate’s Full Name and Name Number)


20817 17th Avenue South

Des Moines, WA 98198

Acceptable/Unacceptable Items

Acceptable Items:

  • Publications

    • Cannot be sent directly from an individual

    • New softback books, magazines or newspapers must be sent directly from the publisher or licensed retailer

    • No hardbound books allowed

  • Legal mail between attorney or court and inmate

  • Written documents forwarded for signature

  • Letters

  • Newspaper clippings

  • Photographs (inmates are limited to a maximum of six photographs in their possession - all others will be placed in the inmate’s property)

Unacceptable Items:

  • Address labels / stickers / post-it notes

  • Blank cards, paper and postcards

  • Cash, personal checks, or money orders (Click here for information on how to deposit money into an inmate’s trust account)

  • 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

  • Laminated items, musical cards, manila envelopes, Tyvek envelopes

Rejection of Incoming Mail:

If incoming mail is rejected, the sender and inmate will receive a copy of the mail rejection notification form with the reason for the refusal and the sender’s and inmate’s options for review of the refusal.