Inmate Property & Mail

Inmate Property

  • All inmates are issued jail uniforms and jail shoes. Therefore no other clothing or personal items will be accepted. (This does not include court clothing.) No personal hygiene items or tobacco products will be accepted at the detention center. The inmates are allowed to purchase hygiene items through the inmate commissary. Any medication or special needs items must be approved by medical staff.
  • Court clothes will be accepted no more than 2 days prior to the inmate court date Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. The inmate(s) will be responsible to have these clothes picked up immediately after the court proceeding have concluded. Clothes will be accepted for jury trials or by the written request of the inmate's attorney.
  • Any inmate who has been found guilty and is a State inmate will be required to have all personal property picked up within 10 working days. Any property remaining at the Detention Center after this time will be disposed of. This property may be picked up between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Note: All inmates are required to have 1 set of street clothes at the facility at all times for use when released or transferred.

Inmate Mail

The Hall County Jail’s Mail Policy is changing in an effort to better maintain the safety and security of the facility. Effective November 1, 2015, all incoming inmate mail must be on an acceptable postcard, with the exception of privileged correspondence.

    PRIVILEGED CORRESPONDENCE is defined as mail between inmates and attorneys, legal aid services and other agencies providing legal services to inmates; paraprofessionals associated with such agencies or attorneys, judges and clerks; grand juries; law enforcement agents or agencies; medical personnel; the media or public officials and their authorized representative acting in official capacity.

    Acceptable postcards must:

    • Be at least 3.5 inches by 4.25 inches but no larger than 4.25 inches by 6 inches.
    • Be typed, written, or printed in black or blue ink.
    • Be embossed with a pre-printed stamp or ink stamped.
    • State the inmate's name and offender number.
    • Mailed to:

      Hall County Jail

      P.O. Box 908030

      Gainesville, GA 30501

    Unacceptable postcards will be returned to sender; types of unacceptable postcards include but are not limited to postcards that are:

    • Defaced.
    • Greeting Cards, Holiday Cards and Birthday Cards.
    • Covered with plastic or any other wrappings.
    • Marked with paint, crayons, or markers.
    • Labeled or have stickers affixed to it including address labels.
    • Stained or have watermarks.
    • Covered with biohazardous material (e.g. lipstick, perfume).
    • Depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references.
    • Written in code.
    • Oversized postcards.
    • Postcards with glue or taped material.

    Only U.S. Postal Money Orders and Western Union Money Orders will be accepted. If letters or photographs are contained in the envelope, all contents will be returned to the sender. Money Orders will be accepted through the mail. Write the inmates name and offender number on the money order.

    The current policy on books and magazines is not affected by this change. Acceptable postcards can be purchased at the U.S. Post Offices.