Dawson County Sheriff's Office

Inmate Mail

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Inmate mail will be collected daily and forwarded to the U.S. Postal Service within 24 hours of receipt. Please expect delays in mail processing on weekends and/or holidays. Additionally, the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office retains the right to inspect and retain mail when deemed necessary. Examples of probable cause to retain mail include, but are not limited to, the following:

Mail contains evidence to substantiate any breach of Detention Center security.

Mail contains contraband, plans for escape, threats of bodily harm to another, plans for riot or other disorder, and/or plans for the production of any explosive, incendiary, or pyrotechnic device.

Correspondences between inmates in our facility or another detention center are subject to thorough inspection for contraband.

Drawings of any kind are strictly prohibited on the outside of envelopes to avoid confusion with Post Office personnel. If mail has drawings on the outside of the envelope, the mail will not be forwarded to the Post Office. The only writings permitted on the envelope include the forwarding address and the return address.Supplies (such as paper, envelopes, pens, and/or pencils) and postage stamps must be obtained through the Inmate Commissary Service.


All incoming mail must list a return address, or the mail will not be accepted.

Mail correspondence will be opened and inspected for contraband and randomly read for information that may constitute a threat to the safety or security of the facility. An inmate will be notified of any censorship or seizure of mail correspondence citing specific reasons for such action.

Correspondences from attorneys, court officials, media, or government officials will be considered privileged mail. Privileged mail will be inspected for contraband in the recipient’s presence.

Address all inmate mail to:

Dawson County Detention Center

Inmate's Name

19 Tucker Avenue

Dawsonville, GA 30534.