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
In an effort to better maintain the safety and security of the facility, Please assure you are in compliance with all rules and standards set forth in the inmate handbook.   

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 x0.007 thickness, but no larger than 4.25 inches x 6 inches x 0.0016 inches thick
  •           Be typed, written , or printed in black or blue ink,
  •           Stamps are NOT allowed, postcards metered or have pre-printed stamp.
  •           Postcards must be white in color and are available at any United States Post Office.
  •           State the inmates name and offender number.


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Unacceptable postcards will be returned to sender/ and or destroyed; 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.
  • Contains cash or material.
  • Contains Polaroid photographs or photos larger than 3x5.
  • Contains food, clothing or any “contraband” items
  • Contains any literature, item, etc., which has been shown to cause disturbance or breach of security within the Jail.
  • Contains plastic book markers.


-    Any mail received but deemed undeliverable will either be sent back to the sender or placed in the inmate’s personal property until release. Religious books may be received through U.S. Postal Service directly from the publisher addressed to the inmate at the Hall County Jail.

-    Up to 3 (three) photographs may be mailed to the jail, provided the envelope is clearly marked PHOTOGRAPHS.

-    The inmate name and Offender number must be written on the back of each photograph. Nothing else is to be written on the photograph.

-          Photographs must be unaltered, and may not contain any adhesives, such as stickers or labels.

-          Envelopes containing additional inmate correspondence will be destroyed.

-          Magazines are not accepted from family or friends and cannot be ordered and paid for from the inmate’s account.

-          Inmates are ONLY allowed 3 (three) books at any given time. Books are to be mailed directly from the publisher.

-          Incoming and outgoing mail should have your address as follows:

  • Hall County Jail
  • Inmate’s Name, Tower, Floor, Unit, and cell number
  • P.O. BOX 908030
  • Gainesville, GA 30501

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