Lake Region Law Enfocement Center

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Lake Region Law Enforcement Center, 222 Walnut Street West, Devils Lake, ND  58301        Phone:  (701) 662-0700


CONTACTING AN OR SENDING ITEMS TO AN INMATE


Inmate Message Line:
  (701) 662- 1745


Mailing Address:

<Inmate Name>
Lake Region Correctional Facility
222 Walnut Street West
Devils Lake, ND  58301

All correspondence, including money orders, must have a complete and valid return name and address in the form:

<Sender Name>
<Street or Mailing Address>
<City, State, Zip Code>


Inmate Mail and Correspondence:

The Lake Region  Jail has strict mail procedures that must be followed for the safety and security of the facility, staff, and inmates. Please follow these rules to reduce delays and ensure a timely delivery of mail.  The following is a sample of Unacceptable items which will be returned to the sender or confiscated:

•Drugs, weapons, hazardous materials, etc.
•Stationery, stamps, envelopes, post-its, etc.
•Publications that are held together by ordinary staples will not be rejected. However, staff may remove the staples before delivering the publications to the inmate.
•Paperclips, metal, plastic, laminations, balloons, jewelry, etc.
•Stickers, labels, tape, glue, or any adhesives on the inside or outside of the envelope/letter.
•Musical cards, glitter, paint, string, etc.
•Mail containing bubble wrap or plastic.
•Padded envelopes.
• No Polaroid photographs or photos larger than 4"x6". Inmates are not allowed to possess more than ten (????) photographs at any given time.
•Photographs or pictures that are pornographic, nude, suggestive, showing gangs, gang tattoos, or hand gestures (signs) are not allowed.
•Cash or checks (Only money orders are accepted).  Money orders must be filled out with the inmate’s full name,  and the purchaser’s full name and address.
•Identification cards and phone cards are not allowed.
•Mail that does not have a return address will be labeled “Dead Mail” and returned the USPS. Mail that does not have a complete return address (Nick names or full name) will be returned to sender.
•Do not draw on the envelope, neatly print all information.  
•Any items not listed which may compromise the security of the facility.


Books, Newspapers, and Subscriptions:

The Jail will not accept books, newspapers or magazines mailed from a book store or an individual. Books, newspapers, and magazines will ONLY be accepted directly from the publisher or through online services (Amazon, Barnes and Noble….etc.) on behalf of the inmate.  All publishers must be verifiable.  No Hardcover books are allowed to be sent to an inmate, only paperback books and magazines will be accepted.
•No Hardcover Books/ Paperback only
•Must be from the publisher, No book stores. (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, etc. are okay
•Publications that are held together by ordinary staples will not be rejected. However, staff may remove the staples before delivering the publications to the inmate.
•Books, Magazines, and Newspapers that contain photographs or pictures that display drugs, pornography, nudity, suggestive, gangs, gang tattoos, or hand gestures (signs) are not allowed
•No CD, DVD, or tapes allowed.
•No food products, cosmetic items, board games, personal clothing, etc.
•No stationary, note pads, envelopes, stamps, pens, pencils, etc.  (These items may be purchased through commissary.)
•Inmates are not allowed to possess more than three ( 3 ) books at any given time.
•Any material that appears to be obscene or tends to incite murder, arson, riot, racism or otherwise compromises the security of the facility will not be accepted.
•Any items not listed which may compromise the security of the facility.

In the event that material is deemed prohibited, but otherwise legal, it will be entered into the inmate's property.   Material that is determined to be contraband or illegal, will be turned over to the appropriate law enforcement agency.   The material will not be returned to sender.


Packages:

Inmates are allowed:
•Three pairs of socks
•Three underwear/boxer shorts with no buttons, strings or writing:

ALL unacceptable or improperly addressed inmate mail will be returned to sender.