Inmate Mail


Inmate mail procedures are very strict for security and safety reasons. Any mail parcels received outside the following guidelines will be returned to the sender. All contraband identified may be confiscated and held into evidence. Many items are not allowed to be received by inmates through the mail, but are available through inmate canteen. Your cooperation in following these rules is greatly appreciated.

Mail is delivered six days a week in accordance with the schedules of the U.S. Postal Service. Letters, pictures 5” x 7” or smaller will be accepted, cash nor personal checks will be accepted. All items must be delivered to the Detention Center by the U.S. Postal Service.

Money Orders: Only money orders received through the mail from senders residing more than (50) miles from the Detention Center will be deposited in the inmates account.

Money orders received for inmates from senders that are not beyond (50) miles will be given to the inmate and they will be responsible for returning it to the sender.

The following list (not all inclusive) of items are NOT allowed to be received through the mail:

  • Food or cosmetic items
  • Stationary, blank envelopes, envelopes with metal clasps, postage stamps, envelopes with gang or suggestive artwork
  • Cash or checks of any kind
  • Blank money orders (money orders must be signed and made payable to the inmate)
  • Musical, plastic, plastic covered, blank greeting or post cards larger than 6” x 9”
  • Identification cards or copies of same
  • Paper clips, staples, pens, pencils, glitter, stickers, glued or gummed labels
  • Rosary beads, balloons, string bracelets, or other jewelry items
  • Photographs or other pictures writings that are of nude(s), suggestive in nature, showing gangs, gang tattoos, or hand gestures or other similar signs will not be allowed to be authorized by an inmate.

Magazines and books will only be accepted directly from the publisher, anything of an explicit sexual nature, items which call for, provide instructions for or which encourage violence will not be authorized for inmates to possess (magazines and books are subject to approval upon receipt).

The Robeson County Detention Center has attempted to provide a list of items (not all inclusive) not permitted to be mailed to inmates. The Robeson County Detention Center has the right to continually update this list and to return or hold into evidence any item(s) deemed potentially harmful or where they may possibly jeopardize the safety and security of the inmate population.

All mail must include the return address of the sender. Mail should be addressed as follows:

Robeson County Detention Center

Inmate Name and Cell Location

122 Legend Road

Lumberton, NC 28358