All incoming mail with the exception of mail from court officials, attorneys, and public officials will be opened, inspected for contraband and then delivered. NO packages will be accepted. Mailing address is:
Essex County Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 807
(Inmate's Unit & MSA Number)
Middleton, MA 01949-2807
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED
bubble wrapped packages
oversize cards / envelopes
mechanical or musical cards
priority mail envelopes
hard cover books
laminate items / including tape
no more than 5 pictures
pictures depicting any illegal activity
pictures depicting nudity or inappropriate activity
pictures depicting gang activity
personnel checks or cash
(money orders only)
Any other contraband items including but not limited to drugs, powders, keys or liquids.
For the safety of all and for security of the institution, this list is subject to change and may be added to without notice or when the appropriate authority deems it necessary.
Only soft cover books are accepted and must come from a publishing company or vendor.
Getting Messages to Inmates
You may communicate with an inmate via the U.S. Mail. We receive mail Monday through Saturday from the Post Office. All incoming mail is opened and checked for contraband, and must have inmate housing unit and MSA number written on envelope, and include return address. All legal mail must be sent in by either an attorney or by a court. Both legal mail and privileged mail is opened in the presence of the inmate. Polaroid’s and nudity are prohibited.
Inmates have access to telephones to call family and friends. Inmates can make only collect calls.