Mail Procedures

Mail Procedures

Mailing Address:
3050 South Justice Way
Kankakee, IL 60901

  • All mail either incoming or outgoing will be searched by an employee of the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Hard cover books and calendars are not allowed in the facility and will not be accepted through the mail.
  • Books may be shipped into the facility only through a bookstore, warehouse or publisher. You may send books to an inmate through Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com or a similar retailer.
  • No cards that play music are allowed.
  • All incoming mail must have a return address that includes both a name and an address.
  • No blank stationary, blank envelopes, stamps or blank stamped envelopes will be accepted. These items must be purchased off of commissary.
  • If an inmate has left the facility or has been transferred to another facility their mail will only be held for thirty days.
  • Pictures are allowed. However, no pictures over the standard 4 x 6 size will be accepted.
  • Pictures may not contain any nudity, gang symbols or activity, use of drugs or alcohol or any representation of illegal activity.
  • All mail must be sent through the United States Post office or a commercial equivalent and may not be dropped off at the facility.
  • Any correspondence with another incarcerated person is prohibited unless previously approved by the Chief of Corrections.