As of April 10th, 2023 all mail will need to be sent to the below addresses.
MAIL RECEIVED AT OTHER ADDRESSES WILL BE REJECTED.
Standard Non-Legal Friends and Family
[Inmate Name – Inmate ID]
Tippecanoe County Jail
PO Box 76550
Highland Heights, KY 41076
Mail from Lawyers or other legal Mail Address: representation and money orders:
Tippecanoe County Jail
Attn: Commissary Officer (For Money Orders only)
2640 Duncan Road Lafayette, IN 47904
ANY MAIL DEEMED TO NOT MEET THE BELOW GUIDELINES WILL BE DESTROYED
1. All incoming mail must be addressed with the Inmate name and Inmate ID
2. All incoming mail must have a return address on the envelope
3. All incoming mail must be no larger than 8 ½ x 11 inches (letter size), no thicker than light card stock and able to be fed through a sheet fed scanner
4. All incoming mail shall be opened and inspected or read to determine if contraband is enclosed or any violation of jail rules has occurred. If such is found, mail will be destroyed and not returned. Letters accompanying money orders will be returned to the sender and marked with an indicator of the reason why.
Money orders are only accepted at the "2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette, IN" address.
5. Prohibited Mail
b. Blank envelopes
d. Cash, checks, or any other forms of currency the only exception being money orders
e. Threats of physical harm against any person or threats/details of criminal activity
f. Plans to smuggle contraband into or out of the institution
g. Information to formulate escape plans, to commit a crime or to violate a jail rule
h. Solicitation of gifts, goods, money, or things of value from individuals or entities other than family or established close friends
i. Code or gang insignia
j. Obscene language or drawings
k. Information that, if communicated, would create a threat to the security of the institution
l. None of the following may be included or attached:
i. Address labels
iii. Homemade cards
iv. Musical cards
v. Non-white envelopes or paper
vii. Tracing paper
viii. Pages from coloring books
ix. Drawings in colored ink, marker, crayon or glitter Raised decorations
x. Paint or the use of white out, glue or any other liquid form
6. Pictures are the only enclosures permitted to be mailed to inmates.
a. Each inmate is allowed up to 10 photographs per package, but these MUST be printed on photo paper
b. Printouts from the internet, colored pages, and provocative material (i) are not permitted and will be destroyed
i. Provocative is generally defined as follows: “Causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction” or “arousing sexual desire or interest.”
7. Return to Sender Items
a. Legal mail or money orders (Not sent to 2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette, IN 47904).
b. Certified mail requiring inmate signature.
c. Mail with postage due.
8. No packages of any kind will be accepted (other than publisher rule), and will be returned to the sender.
9. Inmates may have two newspaper subscriptions, and three magazine subscriptions, at their expense; however, the inmate may not keep more than one day’s newspapers or three magazines in his/her cell. These need to be sent to 2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette, IN 47904\
10. Printed material will only be accepted from a publisher. Only two items per package will be accepted. Any magazine or material that contains obscene pictures, racist or “hate” materials, incites violence, or that otherwise compromises the safety, security, or proper order of this facility will be returned to sender. Inmates are only allowed the following reading materials in their cell:
• Five books total (GENERAL READING BOOKS)
• Three religious books/pamphlets/bible studies
It is the inmate’s responsibility to manage the reading materials being sent in. Items of excess will be placed in the inmate’s property. The staff will not be responsible for trading items out of property.
11. Mail from government officials, courts, and attorneys will be opened in the presence of the inmate.
12. Envelopes from incoming mail will be discarded. Inmates will have the option of copying the return address from the envelope if needed.