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Writing and Visitation for Grace

Grace in Estrella jail.
Her mother has stated that she would like to visit her every monday, so be mindful and considerate of that and the other visiting schedule restrictions when planning to visit.

Ya gotta jump through hoops made of red tape, apparently...


INMATE MAIL: All incoming mail, with the exception of legal mail, must be standard postcards.
This is to ensure the safety and security of jail facilities, inmates, and staff.
• Metered or Stamps are acceptable for postage.
• Minimum size requirements are 3.5 by 4.25 inches
• Maximum Allowable Postcard Size: 4.25 x 6 inches
• Written in blue or black ink only.
• homemade postcards are not accepted.
• Defaced or altered postcards
• No plastics or wrappings on postcard
• Postcards marked with paint, crayon or marker; or ink
(only black or blue ink is accepted)
• Postcards with labels or stickers
• Postcards with watermarks or stains
• Postcards with any biohazards, including perfumes or
• Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references
• Oversized Postcards
NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES Subscription publications must be purchased directly through a publisher.
Publications that may pose a threat to the security or safety of the jail or are pornographic are not allowed.
PHOTOGRAPHS Up to five photographs may be mailed to the jail (or dropped off in the visitation lobby) provided the envelope is clearly marked “PHOTOGRAPHS.” Photographs may not be larger than four inches by six inches. The inmate name & booking number must be written on the back of each photograph. Nothing else is to be written on the photographs. Photographs must be unaltered, and may not contain any adhesives such as stickers or labels.

VISITATION AT MCSO JAILS: In order for you to visit a person in jail, you must possess a valid form of identification to enter a jail. The following is some of the information needed for visiting an inmate while
incarcerated in the MCSO jail system. Visitation times and days vary at every jail. A dress code is strictly enforced at each MCSO jail and is posted in the jail. In general, dress conservatively.
VALID IDENTIFICATION: You will need to provide a valid government issued picture identification card (ID), such as a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) identification card/driver’s license, that is current and valid. Or an
Immigration card (work visa card, resident alien card with a DMV card), Picture ID’s made at swap meets, or store ID cards like Sam’s Club are not considered valid ID’s.
UNDERAGE VISITATION: Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult/parent. If the visitor is under 18 and claims to be the spouse of the inmate, a valid marriage certificate needs to be presented, along with valid
ID, in order to have a visit without the presence of an adult/parent. Children ages 14 through 17 need to provide a current and valid ID card, such as school issued ID, DMV ID card or a driver’s license. Children under 14 do not need proof of ID.
VISITATION PROCEDURES: You are required to fill out a visitation form, provided in the lobbies of each jail.
You must have the name, first and last, and booking number if known, of the person that you are visiting. No ‘gang’ or slang names. Typically, an inmate is allowed three thirty-minute visits in a seven-day period. Visitors are limited to 2 or
3 persons at once, depending on the age of the third visitor.
VISITATION LOCKERS: You will not be allowed to enter the visitation room with any personal items, including jewelry, sunglasses, cell phone, wallets, purses, books, etc. These items must be secured in a locker (fee required) located in the visitation lobby. Bring spare change to use the locker.
VISITATION HOURS/DAYS: Visitation hours are different for each jail; please contact Sheriff’s Information Management Services (SIMS), at 602-876-0322, for information (you need name and date of birth of person). In general, visits are allowed 6:30am – 2:30pm with check in no later than 1:30pm for visitation.