Emailing an inmate
Back in the old days, when your loved one was in the county jail, you could take your pen and paper, compose a letter, add a stamp, and put it in the mailbox. The mail would be screened by jail staff, and if acceptable, would be delivered to the inmate.
San Diego County is automating the process – well, part of the process.
General Information about e-mailing an inmate
◾There is no expectation of privacy for e-mail messages. Every message will be reviewed by jail staff; therefore this system should not be used for legal or confidential mail, or any other privileged communications.
◾Please limit your correspondence to two message per day in lieu of postcards.
◾Messages are limited to a single page and may not contain pictures or other attachments.
◾Inmates will not receive the message electronically. The message will be received by jail staff, printed and delivered in printed form to the inmate, generally the following morning.
◾Inmates will not be able to respond via e-mail. Outgoing correspondence will continue to be by U.S. Mail.
◾When prompted to enter your address, please enter the address that you prefer the inmate to use for any written return correspondence.