Inmate Mail

Personal mail is any and all mail to an inmate not from an inmate's attorney of record. Inmates have no expectation of privacy for any personal mail.

All inmate mail will be sent through the United States Postal Service.

No mail from another inmate or another correctional facility will be accepted.

All incoming mail will be opened and inspected for items that are not allowed into the jail. Mail containing threats, plans for escape, or advocating violence or otherwise violating jail policy will be censored and may be turned over to a Deputy/Sheriff for evaluation and potential prosecution.

Letters may be sent to inmates daily, addressing it to the inmate with the Alpena County Sheriff's Office address. No inmate number is needed.

Letters without a return address will not be accepted and will be discarded upon receipt.

Inmate Name
Alpena County Sheriff's Office
4900 M32 W
Alpena, MI 49707

Letters cannot contain:

  • Glitter
  • Stickers
  • Crayon
  • Colored pencil
  • Unknown odor
  • Unknown substance on letter or envelope

Any mail containing these items will be denied and sent back.

Letters must be written in pen (black or blue ink only), pencil or typed.

There shall be no correspondence with a victim of a crime.

Extra stamps, envelopes, and extra paper will not be accepted. Extra items will be discarded upon receipt.