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Mail in a reasonable amount may be sent in the form of written or typed post cards, letters, and/ or greeting cards.

All incoming mail is subject to inspection

Mail shall be sent to:

Bates County Jail
C/O (Inmate Name)
6 W Fort Scott St.
Butler, MO 64730

Rules for Inmate correspondence

  • Envelopes, post cards, and greeting cards that have been altered from the original state will be inspected and placed in inmate property
  • No mail with inappropriate signs, pictures or language will be accepted and may be returned to sender or placed in inmate property
  • Money orders (made payable to inmate) and photographs (not more than 10) may be accepted in an envelope with correspondence
  • Mail for inmates that have been released from this facility will have correspondence returned to sender
  • Indigent inmates will receive at a minimum 2 sheets of paper and 2 envelopes per week for correspondence
  • Legal mail will be inspected for contraband and sealed or opened in the presence of inmate
  • Faxes will not be accepted
  • Packages will not be accepted by this facility
  • Inmates are allowed to make outgoing calls only. Phone cards may be purchased, by the inmate, using the on-hand commissary
  • Inmates will not send or receive correspondence with inmates from other treatment, correctional, prison, or jail facilities (unless written permission is granted by Jail Administrator)
  • Inmates will not correspond with inmates held in this facility at the same time (unless written permission is granted by Jail Administrator)

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