Mississippi  Department of  Corrections

Marshall L. Fisher

Phil Bryant






Inmate Mail


Inmate Mail

Inmates may send and receive mail with exceptionsExceptions include, but are not limited to:

  Polaroid photos
  Nude or explicitly sexual photos
  Metal, glass, hard plastics or wooden items
  Money orders, receipts of money orders or copies of money orders
  Cassette/Video tapes/CD's
  Hardback Books
  Food items/hygiene/medical items
  Writing material, including stamps, must be purchased from Canteen
  Sexually explicit material is subject to rejection

All mail received must be received in a legal or letter envelope.

All incoming and outgoing mail shall be censored only if there is possible evidence of contraband, plans for criminal activity, instructions for the manufacture of weapons, drug, or drug paraphernalia, or alcoholic beverages, threatened blackmail or extortion, coded content not understood by the reader, or plans for activities in violation of MDOC rules.


All outgoing mail must have a complete return address.

                        Senders Name & Inmate Number

                        Current Housing Unit

                        Institution/Facility Address

                        City, State, ZIP


All incoming mail must be addressed as:

                        Inmate Name & MDOC Number

                        Current Housing Unit

                        Institution/Facility Name  

                        Institution/Facility Address

                        City, State, ZIP

and must include a return address with the following information:

                        Senders Name

                        Current Address

                        City, State, ZIP


Outgoing legal or official mail will be sealed by the offender and will not be opened unless a determination from visual/electronic inspection reveals the envelope may contain contraband.


Publications must be pre-paid soft cover back books (order limit of 3).

Subscriptions and newspapers must be sent from the publisher, distributor or vendor.

Pre-paid publications that depict homosexuality (same as recipient), sadomasochistic, penetration of body orifice, bestiality, and/or involving children.



Mississippi State Penitentiary

Lee R. Simon, Deputy Warden


662-745-6611 ext 4168


Central Mississippi Correctional Facility

Warden Maud Irby

(601) 932-2880 Ext. 6310



South Mississippi Correctional Institution

Ms Becky Reeves

601-394-5600  ext 1200



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