Privileged Mail

Certain mail an inmate sends or receives can be classified as privileged.  Usually this would include mail between the inmate and his attorney, government officials, courts, the Governor, news media for news related purposes and a few others.  If it is in-coming mail the mail will be opened in front of the inmate.  The person opening the mail will only look for contraband.  They won’t read the letter.  If it is out-going mail it won’t be opened.

34 thoughts on “Privileged Mail

    • admin

      Kathy – You can always send a letter to your sentencing judge but it’s not something we recommend. You may say something that the judge takes in a negative way. It’s best to communicate through your attorney.

  1. aretha

    someone told me I could send an email? I need a signed letter (no notarization required, giving me authorization to obtain vehicle from dealership.

    • admin

      Maria – We are not the Bexar County jail. We are a private website that attempts to help people in dealing with the Bexar County jail. You need to take into account the amount of time it takes for the post office to get it to the jail then figure at least 24 hours for processing/sorting.

    • admin

      Brenda – We only deal with the Bexar County jail. You will need to contact Ventura County jail to see what their policies are.

  2. Valerie

    I received a phone call from an emplolyee of our staffing agency letting me know he was in jail and that if I coulkd mail his last check their so I did mail it to 200 N. Comal using his name and SID#. I mailed it out on 02/19/15 and he yet to receive it. He has called a couple timess to let us know he has not got it. What can I do to find out where it went because it has not been returned to us.

    • admin

      Layla – You can pay the U.S.P.S. for one day delivery to the jail but the jail’s mail room people are not obligated to honor that. They will process it the way they do everything else.

  3. Jorge

    I have been granted the opportunity to serve a 90 day sentence on the weekends because I go to school at UTSA. I was wondering if I would be able to receive or bring in printed study notes for my assignments and exams. I plan to be in jail for extended periods of times during my holiday breaks from school (Nov. 20-30) & (Dec. 3-6). I have sometimes been allowed to bring a few pages of notes but I desperately need more pages to sufficiently prepare for my finals.

    • admin

      Jorge – Wow! That’s a tough one. We applaud your efforts to keep up with your school work. Unfortunately the best we can recommend is that you contact the jail’s Human Services department to see what they can do for you. 210-335-6335.

  4. Cat

    If I am receiving mail from an inmate and would like the letters and all communication via mail to stop how would I go about doing so? thank you.

    • admin

      Cat – Contact the jail. Ask to speak to the shift commander’s office. Let them know you are having problems. They can monitor the inmate. If it continues, contact the Sheriff’s administration offices. Let them know what is happening, what you’ve done up to this point and that the situation is continuing.

  5. Christina

    My brother is incarcerated and I need him to sign paperwork from Wayne Wright so he could get his settlement. How do I go about getting the paperwork signed? Please help!

  6. chris

    im going to wite in, dont want them to read it, and am not attorney, falling under news company, do i just rite “privleged mail” on the envelope?

    • admin

      Chris – You don’t fall into a privileged category regardless what you write on it. Your letter will be read. It will be listed in their computer who the attorney of record is. That would be the only person that gets privileged mail.

    • admin

      Rhonda – Go to the category Sending & Receiving Mail. Go to the link Addressing a Letter.

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