Inmate Mail & Property


General correspondence between an inmate, family and friends is encouraged. Inmates are not allowed to correspond with other inmates housed in the St. Lucie County Jail or inmates housed in any other state or local facility without prior approval of the facility commander of both the sending and receiving facilities.

Privileged & Outgoing Mail

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

Inmate Name (example: John Doe)
ID Number
Housing Location
St. Lucie County Jail
900 N Rock Road
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

The inmate ID Number and housing location can be found on this website under Inmate Lookup.

Post Card Criteria

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 by 5 inches
  • Maximum size - 5 by 7 inches
  • Written in blue or black ink only
  • Sender's full name and address
  • Include inmate's full name, ID number, housing location and the senders name and return address.

Please Note: If using a postcard application on your mobile device, please remember to add your name and return address at the top of your message to avoid rejection as most of the apps do not allow for a return address.

Returned Mail

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.
  • Postcards that do not comply with the size limitations.
  • Inmate is no longer in custody.

Chaplain Services & Library

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 selected periodicals, books and newspapers at no charge to the inmate through the facility leisure library. Inmates who wish to receive a publication not offered by the leisure library may follow our policy and procedure to purchase one through the facility commissary program. Publications not available through the commissary can be requested and once approved will be purchased directly from the publisher or authorized commercial distributor at the inmate's own expense through our request system.

Inmate Canteen Services

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.


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 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.