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Inmates incarcerated at the Cherokee County Detention Center can receive mail; however, all inmate mail is opened and inspected for contraband before it is delivered to an inmate and all outgoing mail is inspected before being mailed out - with the exception of legal mail from lawyers, etc. Inappropriate mail will be "returned to sender." All incoming mail must have a return address or the mail will be placed in the inmate's property to be held until his/her release.

Please note that inmates are not allowed to receive the following through the mail (and these will be returned if sent): stamps, envelopes, writing paper, stickers or anything that can be ordered through the inmate commissary. Inmates are allowed to receive cashier's checks and money orders only in letters.

Inmates can receive only three (3) pictures through the mail at one time. Inmates are not allowed to receive indecent or bathing-suit-type pictures. All individuals in photos must be fully dressed with no revealing attire or suggestive poses. Photos can be no larger than 4 x 6. No Polaroid pictures are allowed.

Inmates are allowed to receive only three (3) soft-covered paperback books (no hardcover books) in the mail at one time. These books must be sent directly from the publisher/printer with the firm's logo and name in the return address.

Inmates can receive magazines directly from the publisher/printer. Any inappropriate magazines will be placed in the inmate's property and held until his/her release. Inmates may receive newspapers directly from the publisher. No pornography. Staples will be removed.

Mail sent to inmates no longer in the jail will be sent "return to sender." Mail to inmates must be addressed as follows:

Inmate's Name (as it appears on wristband)
577 Regal Street
MURPHY NC 28906

Inmates may receive money orders or cashier’s checks but only into their accounts in Inmate Finance and only by mail. Do not send cash. Money orders or cashier’s checks must be addressed as follows:

Inmate's Name (as it appears on wristband)
577 Regal Street
MURPHY NC 28906

Last updated: 5/27/2010 10:44:20 PM