Inmate Mail & Money Information


Inmate Mail

If you wish to send a letter to an inmate, simply address the letter as follows:
  • Inmate Name and ID number

  • Ocean County Jail

  • PO Box 2191

  • Toms River, NJ 08754



Outgoing Mail
  • There is no limit on the amount of outgoing correspondence an inmate may send.



Incoming Mail
  • There is no limit on the amount of incoming correspondence an inmate may receive.

  • All incoming mail is subject to search in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Do not send cash in the mail.



Effective June 1, 2018 the following changes will be implemented regarding Inmate Mail:

• Communication to or from an inmate must be in the form of letters. Letters must be on plain white paper. The plain white paper shall only contain pen ink. Anything other than pen ink shall not be permitted (this includes, but is not limited to, stickers, colored pencils, crayons, etc.).

• Prohibited correspondence are listed below:
o Greeting cards.
o Drawings with crayons, colored pencils, or similar.
o Any type of stickers.
o Any incoming mail containing controlled dangerous substances or unidentified substances, weapons and/or information of criminal activity will be placed into evidence and forwarded to the appropriate unit for investigation.

• PERSONAL PHOTOS
o You may only receive photos though electronic secureMAIL, an electronic messaging platform, with the guidelines set forth by the Ocean County Department of Corrections.
o All photos coming through the U.S. Mail shall be prohibited and shall be returned to sender.
o Photos sent through secureMAIL that are considered offensive in nature will not be accepted.

• Envelopes will no longer be delivered with the mail. A photo copy of the envelope with return address will be provided to you.

• Magazines, books and other authorized publications that are intended for delivery to a particular inmate are acceptable only when mailed directly from the publisher. They must contain a packing slip or invoice with the address and phone number of the publisher. Third party fulfillment, such as Amazon, shall no longer be permitted.

Packages

As of June 1st, 2013, Commissary Gift Packs (Securepak) may be ordered for delivery to inmates housed in the Ocean County Jail.

Inmates have access to an extensive inmate commissary from which they can order a variety of food and personal hygiene products. Any packages sent in from outside the facility shall be refused.

Books, Magazines and Periodicals
  • Magazines, books and other authorized publications that are intended for delivery to a particular inmate are acceptable only when mailed from the publisher and must contain a packing slip or invoice with the address and phone number of the publisher.

  • Only soft cover books will be accepted.

  • Books ordered from online publishers must come from a "dot-com" domain, i.e. barnesandnobles.com, and meet the above criteria.

  • Publications received for an inmate that are volatile, breach security or are violence oriented shall be placed in the inmates property.

  • Newspapers are supplied by this institution.


Depositing Money into an Inmate's Account
  • There are kiosks located in the main lobby and in the Bail Office located behind the facility on Court House Lane for deposits.

  • Deposits can be made from other locations using the internet: Access Secure Deposits www.inmatedeposits.com or by calling 1-866-345-1884

  • Facility fees and medical fees will automatically be deducted from inmate accounts.

  • All commissary transactions are processed by the Keefe Commissary Network..

  • All personal money transactions are processed by the Inmate Accounts Unit.

  • Money dropped off or mailed into the facility will be credited to the inmate’s account.

  • Only money orders, certified bank checks, checks from other facilities or state treasury checks will be accepted

  • Checks and money orders will be stamped "For Deposit Only" in the inmate’s trust and deposited into the bank. They will receive a receipt.

  • Payroll checks are not accepted.

  • Personal checks will be returned to the sender.

  • Do not send cash in the mail.