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Offender Mail

Starting Monday, May 16th 2022, all mail will need to be sent to the below addresses.
Mail not addressed as directed below will be rejected.

Standard Non-Legal
Friends & Family Mail Address:

Inmate Name - Inmate ID
Meade County Detention Center
PO Box 76550
Highland Heights, KY 410276
Mail from Lawyers
or other Legal Representation:

Inmate Name - Inmate ID
Meade County Detention Center
516 Hillcrest Drive
Brandenburg, KY 40108

Mail for:

  1. Payments on inmate accounts
  2. Money Orders for commissary made out to the Meade County Detention Center with (inmate name) written on the memo line
  3. Money Orders made out to the Meade County Detention Center for MRT book payments (inmate name - MRT Book) written on memo line

Meade County Detention Center
516 Hillcrest Drive
Brandenburg, KY 40108

  1. All incoming mail must be addressed with the inmate name and inmate ID
  2. All incoming mail must have a return address on the envelope
  3. All incoming mail must be no larger than 81/2" x 5" (post card size), no thicker than light card stock, and must be able to be fed through a sheet fed scanner.
  4. All incoming mail shall be opened and inspected or read to determine if contraband is enclosed or any violation of prison rules has occurred. If violations are found, mail will be destroyed and not returned.
  5. Prohibited Mail
  1. Stamps
  2. Blank envelopes
  3. Stationary
  4. Cash, checks, money orders, or any other forms of currency
  5. Threats of physical harm against any person or threats/details of criminal activity
  6. Plans to smuggle contraband into or out of the institution
  7. Information to formulate escape plans, to commit a crime or to violate a prison rule
  8. Solicitation of gifts, goods, money, or things of value from individuals or entities other than family or established close friends
  9. Code or gang insignia
  10. Obscene language or drawings
  1. Information that, if communicated, would create a threat to the security of the institution
  2. None of the following may be included or attached:
    1. Address labels
    2. Stickers
    3. Homemade cards
    4. Musical cards
    5. Non-white envelopes or paper
    6. Paintings
    7. Tracing paper
    8. Pages from coloring books
    9. Drawings in colored ink, marker, crayon, or glitter
    10. Raised decorations
    11. Paint or the use of white out, glue, or any other liquid form
  1. Pictures are the only enclosures permitted to be mailed to inmates.
    1. Each inmate is allowed up to 6 photographs per package, but these MUST be printed on photo paper
    2. Printouts from the internet, colored pages, and provocative material (i) are not permitted and will be destroyed.
      1. Provocative is generally defined as follows: "Causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction" or "arousing sexual desire or interest."
  2. Return to Sender items
    1. Legal Mail
    2. Certified mail requiring inmate signature
    3. Mail with postage due
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