Updated: Mar 12, 2019
(Since We live and are established in the County of Dade, Here are the Rules to writting Dade County Jail.) Prison's , Jails, & Federal Prison have different Rules for mailing .
All mail must be addressed to the inmate and sent by United States Postal Service. Mail sent by other couriers will not be accepted.
Only incoming general inmate mail written on plain white, originally lined paper such as white, loose-leaf lined notebook paper; white, lined tablet paper; or white, lined legal tablet paper will be permitted to enter detention facilities.
Mail Items Not Allowed
No hardcover books allowed. Paperback books, magazines, newspapers and religious materials must be mailed directly by the publisher or a bookstore. The mail parcel must contain an invoice with a company logo or a company packing slip with business name and contact information. Publications cannot contain any nudity or sexually-oriented material. Greeting cards Postcards General mail containing newspaper or magazine clippings Colored paper and colored envelopes Any handwritten or typed personal correspondence on any paper other than plain white, lined paper. No stamps, envelopes, papers, pens, pencils, inappropriate pictures/photos, Polaroids, plastic cards, phone cards, stickers, lipstick marks, padded or bubble mailers, or glued items.
Proper Way to Address Mail
To address mail to a Miami-Dade County inmate, include full name, booking number (jail number), cell location and facility address.
Jose Lopez #140054061 METRO WEST DETENTION CENTER, CELL 13850 NW 41ST ST MIAMI FL 33178
Your return address including your first and last name, street address, city, state and ZIP code must be included on your envelope and letter.
Return envelopes are not provided to inmates.