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  • Incoming mail is received Monday – Saturday (except holidays). A staff member will deliver incoming mail within 24 hours after it is received.


  • When corresponding with inmates at this facility there are guidelines and restrictions on mail. While there is no restriction on the amount of mail an inmate may send or receive, there is a restriction on the size of certain mail coming into the facility (restriction does not apply to legal or privileged mail).  


  • Only actual correspondence should be enclosed in the envelope which includes pictures, single fold cards, money orders and religious materials.


  • Money orders / certified checks that are received will be removed from incoming mail and credited to the inmate’s account.




  • Inmates must receive prior approval for books, newspapers, and magazines to be accepted into the facility.


  • Inmate must submit a request form to obtain approval. Family members cannot obtain approval for the inmate.


  • Books must be new and soft backed.   


  • No hardback books are accepted at any time.


  • ALL books/newspapers/magazines must be ordered from a publisher or bookstore and sent directly to the facility after the inmate obtains the approval.

  • Publications should be sent to:

Inmates Full Legal Name

Inmates ID Number

1745 Jefferson Davis Highway

Stafford  VA  22555



If mailing via the U.S. Postal Service, the envelope

should be addressed as follows:



Full Name & Full Address in

upper left corner of envelope


Address to:
Inmate's Full Legal Name
Inmate's ID Number
c/o Rappahannock Regional Jail
P.O. Box 3300
Stafford, VA 22555



Please use your correct return name and

address and the inmate’s correct legal

name and ID number.

Full Name


City, State  Zip

Inmate's Full Legal Name

Inmate's ID Number

c/Rappahannock Regional Jail

P.O. Box 3300

Stafford, VA  22555


  • Inmates MAY NOT receive: blank envelopes, blank paper, postage stamps, or pre-paid envelopes. These items may be purchased through commissary. 

  • Personal check(s), travelers check(s), or cash are prohibited

  • Cards are not to exceed 8x10 inches in size and/or consist of two or more folds.

  • The following items are prohibited: mechanical devices (to include musical greeting cards), glued backs, white-out and other adhesives or attachments (to include stickers, ribbons, thread, removable decorations, and glitter), perfume, lipstick or any foreign substance. 

  • Any material (written or otherwise) posing a threat to security and to the safety of the inmate population and the public is not permitted.

  • Puzzles and blank coloring pages are not permitted. An inmate may place a book request to obtain approval for these items.

  • Mail cannot contain drawings and/or colorings. Nothing may be written in marker, colored pencil crayon or glitter pen.

  • Pictures may be no larger than size 4"x 6" / cannot exceed limit of 20 photos / Polaroid picture(s) are prohibited / sexually explicit pictures are prohibited. 

  • Publications (books, newspapers, magazines and/or catalogs) that are not new, soft-back, pre-approved and received from a vendor are prohibited. 

  • Padded/protected envelopes or flats, or envelopes with prohibited items (listed above) attached to the outside - all such envelopes will be refused and returned unopened to the sender without any notification to the inmate. 

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