General correspondence between an inmate, family and friends is encouraged. Indigent inmates are provided writing materials and postage if requested to correspond with the above at reasonable intervals. Legal packets to correspond with criminal attorneys and/or the courts are also provided, if requested.
Privileged mail includes mail from attorneys, courts, and public officials; they will not be required to use post cards. Outgoing mail being sent by persons incarcerated in our facility may still be sent by means of envelope and letter and/or post cards.
Address inmate mail as follows:
Inmate Name (ex. John Doe)
St. Lucie County Jail
900 N. Rock Rd.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
The inmate ID# and housing location can be found on this website under " Jail & Inmate Info" then "Inmate Look up". All incoming mail must be in the form of a post card. Legitimate legal and/or privileged mail is excluded from this policy. Post cards with computer generated pictures printed on them will be allowed. All incoming postcards received must meet the following criteria:
Minimum size – 3.5 x 4.25
Maximum size – 4.25 x 6.0
Written in blue or black ink
Include inmate’s full name, ID#, housing location and the senders name and return address.
Additionally, postcards will be returned to the sender or be returned to the U.S. post office for further processing as unclaimed mail for the following reason(s), no exceptions:
Inappropriate postcards that are deemed sexually graphic, sexually explicit, and/or contain obscene gestures.
Postcards with photos glued on them and/or with stickers attached. (note: this includes address and return address labels)
Any post cards soiled with perfume, lipstick, crayon, marker, etc.
Due to limited storage space, unauthorized items (books, excess clothing or hygiene products, etc.) are not accepted through the mail. Inmates can request religious reading material from our chaplain services and leisure reading material from the jail library. Through our Inmate Canteen Services, inmates can purchase authorized and approved clothing, hygiene and snacks based on the availability of funds in their Inmate Account. Family and friends may fund an inmate's account; see Accounts/Canteen" under the "Jail & Inmate Info" tab on our website.
In order for an inmate's property to be released, the inmate is first required to fill out a property release slip denoting the name of the individual he/she wishes to pick up the property. Once this has been done, the inmate should then notify the named individual.
The named individual must provide photo identification to pick up the property during Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.