All U.S. Mail for incarcerated persons housed at the Sacramento County Main Jail or Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center shall be addressed as follows:
All portions of incoming mail sent to the digital mail processing center will be sorted, scanned in full color, and uploaded to the eMessaging application which is accessible on each incarcerated person’s tablet.
All mail will be uploaded within 48 hours of receipt by the Digital Mail Center, excluding weekends and holidays.
Digital mail is still subject to inspection by jail staff, which may delay delivery times. During the inspection, any material that violates facility rules, by nature or content, will cause rejection of the entire letter and all photos. The incarcerated person will be notified of the reason for rejection.
All physical mail will be held by the Digital Mail Center for 30 days and then destroyed, unless the sender includes a self-addressed and stamped envelope for the mail to be returned.
Incarcerated persons on disciplinary status will continue receiving their mail through the digital mail system. If an incarcerated person is on discipline for violating correspondence regulations, they may have their mail privileges suspended for up to 72 hours.
Incarcerated persons who do not have an assigned tablet will still have all mail processed through the digital mail system. The mail will be printed and delivered by custody staff. Digital copies of mail will remain available in the system should access to a tablet be restored.
Upon release or transfer from Sacramento County Sheriff’s custody, incarcerated persons wishing to access their digital mail account must log into the SECURUS Digital Mail Center (www.dmcdownloadcenter.com
) and download their digital mail within 60 days of release or transfer. Any mail remaining on the account after 60 days will be permanently deleted. To retrieve their mail, released incarcerated persons will need their x-reference number, along with the password they created when setting up the Digital Mail Center through the tablet while in custody.
The current process for outgoing mail from the facilities will not change.
If a letter is lost, senders are encouraged to contact the United States Postal Service. For issues with the Digital Mail Center, please contact
. Incarcerated persons may utilize the normal grievance process to appeal any mail that is held or rejected.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office has strict mail procedures for the safety and security of the facility, staff, and incarcerated persons. All incarcerated persons are advised of these regulations and guidelines through the facility handbook, which is available in print or electronically on incarcerated persons’ tablets. Incarcerated persons are directed to notify anyone who might send mail of these procedures. Additionally, many items are prohibited from entering the facility and any item which compromises facility security can be rejected. The following is a sample of prohibited items:
1. Descriptions and images of drugs and paraphernalia (including marijuana).
2. Descriptions, images, and language about weapons, gangs, violence, or criminal activity.
3. Photos that are sexually explicit or contain nudity.
4. Photos containing any hand signs.
5. Descriptions or images of money.
Incarcerated persons in possession of prohibited items are subject to prosecution and a disciplinary write-up for facility rule violations. This may result in a suspension of mail privileges for up to 72 hours (PC 4573.5).
Anyone sending prohibited items to incarcerated persons through the mail may be subject to criminal prosecution (PC 4573.5 & PC 4573.9).