Inmate Mail


On May 1, 2022, the Snohomish County Jail changed the way inmates receive their personal mail.  Inmates no longer have physical access to personal mail. All personal mail (cards, letters, drawings, pictures, etc.) received for inmates is now scanned and digitally delivered to them via computer tablet.  After the mail is scanned, the original mail is destroyed.


Please send all inmate personal mail to the following address:

Snohomish County Corrections, WA>

Inmate Name, #________ (7-digit subject number found in the Jail Register)

PO Box 247

Phoenix, MD 21131

IMPORTANT -   Inmate ID numbers are scanned by a machine. If the machine can’t read the number, your mail will NOT be delivered.  Please write clearly to ensure your mail can be processed.

Personal inmate mail sent to the jail’s physical street address will be returned to the sender.  This change applies to personal mail only, and does not include attorney-client privileged (legal) mail, or book and magazine orders, which should continue to be mailed directly to the facility at:

Inmate Name & Subject Number 

c/o Snohomish County Corrections

3025 Oakes Ave.

Everett, WA 98201

Inmate Personal Mail

All inmate mail must be sent through the U.S. Postal Service (or other postal carrier such as UPS or FedEx).  Inmate mail may not be dropped off at the jail by family or friends nor will mail be accepted at the facility overnight via express mail from any of the above carriers.  Greeting cards may be sent but must not have items glued or otherwise attached to them (such as ribbons, plastic, glitter, music chips, etc.).  Photos may be sent but may not exceed 4-by-6-inches in size. No Polaroid or pornographic photos are allowed.  Please DO NOT send money to an inmate using personal mail.  Please visit our Inmate Accounts & Commissary webpage for information on depositing money in an inmate’s account.


Care packages for inmates are not accepted through the mail or by direct delivery to the jail. Family and friends may order hygiene items, underwear and writing supplies for an inmate through Access Securepak online.  Please visit the Inmate Accounts & Commissary webpage for more information.

Books and Magazines

Books and magazines may be sent to inmates only if they are sent from a publisher, warehouse retailer, or online book seller. Books and magazines purchased and sent from a private bookseller or local retail store will not be accepted. All books must be paperback. Books and magazines may be denied by administration if found to contain nudity, sexual, or violent content. Please have books and magazines for inmates sent to the 3025 Oakes Ave address above.

Attorney-Client Privileged (Legal) Mail

Legal mail should be addressed to the inmate and sent directly to 3025 Oakes Ave., Everett, WA 98201. Do not send legal mail to the new address for personal inmate mail.