Are juveniles allowed to send and receive mail?

Outgoing Mail

  • Residents are provided scheduled opportunities for writing letters to anyone except a resident of another juvenile detention or correctional facility.
  • The Detention Home will provide pencils, paper, envelopes, and postage.
  • Staff will collect the sealed envelopes and mail them.
  • Staff are not permitted to read mail.
  • It is important that residents address outgoing mail properly and clearly.

Incoming Mail

  • Incoming mail will be distributed daily.
  • Staff members will not read incoming mail, but mail will be opened and inspected for contraband.
  • Legal mail will be opened in the presence of the resident.

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1. Are juveniles allowed to send and receive mail?
2. How should I address mail to a juvenile?
3. Will my child be attending school while in detention?
4. Does the Detention Home offer religious services?