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How can I send mail to an inmate?



SmartJailmail is now available for friends and family to communicate electronically with an inmate in our facility. SmartJailMail is free to sign up, and an easy way to send and receive messages at a small fee. Inmates can also receive photos through SmartJailMail. 

To get connected: 


For safety and security reasons, all mail, with the exception of legal mail must be in the form of a postcard. They can be purchased or computer generated which will allow for pictures to be printed rather than mailed separately. Letters contained within envelopes will not be accepted. To ensure the correct inmate receives the postcard, include the inmate’s permanent number (I.D.#). Inmates are allowed to send mail out and are provided with pen, paper and envelopes if indigent. Mail is collected and disbursed daily.

  • Postcard minimum size – 3.5 inches by 4.25 inches.
  • Postcard maximum size – 4.25 inches by 6 inches.
  • Must be written in or typed in black or blue ink.

Postcards will not be accepted in the following form:

  • Defaced or altered;
  • Plastic or wrapped postcards;
  • Postcards marked with paint, white-out, crayon, or marker;
  • Postcards with labels or stickers;
  • Postcards with watermarks or stains;
  • Postcards with biohazards including perfume or lipstick;
  • Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references
  • Without a Return to Sender address.

Lee County Maximum Security Jail
2115 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL  33901

Lee County Corrections
2501 Ortiz Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Monies may be mailed to inmates in an envelope addressed to the facility and must state the inmate’s name and booking number. FOR DEPOSIT ONLY. must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope or it will be returned to sender. Personnel will deposit the monies in the inmate’s account and complete a money receipt and forward a copy of the receipt to the inmate.

You cannot send the inmate anything else. Even sending the following items to an inmate is prohibited:

  • Books
  • Enveloped letters
  • Battery- or electronically-operated cards
  • Candy
  • Care packages
  • Clothing
  • Envelopes
  • Food
  • Glitter
  • Hygiene items
  • Magazines
  • Medication
  • Polaroid pictures
  • Snacks
  • Stamps
  • Stickers
  • Writing paper, etc.

If you send any of these items to an inmate, the mail will be returned to you.

Revised 12/20/16