cumberland county north carolina

sheriff's office

131 Dick Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 323-1500


county jail

Detention Center
204 Gillespie St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 672-5630

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Inmate Mail

Inmate mail procedures are very strict for security and safety reasons.  Any mail parcels that are received contrary to the following guidelines will be returned to the sender.  However, any contraband identified may be confiscated and booked into evidence.  Many items inmates are not allowed to receive through the mail are available through the inmate canteen.  Your cooperation with the jail’s mail staff is greatly appreciated.

Mail is delivered six days a week in accordance with the schedules of the U.S. Postal Service.  Letters, pictures 5″ x 7″ or smaller (please, not more than 5), and U.S. Postal money orders are accepted (no cash or personal checks). Everyone in the picture must be fully dress. All items must be delivered to the Detention Center by the U.S. Postal Service.

The Following items are not allowed to be received through the mail:

  • Food or cosmetic items
  • Stationery, blank envelopes, envelopes with metal clasps, postage stamps, envelopes with gang or suggestive artwork, perfumes, lipstick or oils.
  • Cash, personal or second party checks, traveler’s checks, payroll checks
  • We only except U.S. Postal Service Money Orders. Money orders from other sources are not accepted.
  • Blank money orders (money orders must be signed and made payable to the inmate)
  • Unless being sent solely for the purpose of making bond, single money orders exceeding $200.00
  • Musical, plastic, plastic covered, blank greeting or post cards larger than 6″ x 9″
  • Identification cards or copies of same
  • Paper clips, staples, pens, pencils, glitter, stickers, glued or gummed labels
  • Rosary beads, balloons, string bracelets, or other jewelry items
  • Lottery tickets or prepaid telephone cards
  • Tape or any type of tape on letters
  • Photographs or other pictures writings that are of nude(s), suggestive in nature, showing gangs, gang tattoos, or hand gestures or other similar signs will not be allowed.
  • With regard to books, ONLY softback books will be excepted. We will not accept anything not sent directly from the publisher, nor anything of an explicit sexual nature, items which call for, provide instructions for or which encourage violence.

The staff from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center have attempted to provide an accurate and complete list of items not permitted to be mailed to inmates.  The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and the Cumberland County Detention Center have the right to continually update this list and to return or hold into evidence any items(s) where those items are deemed potentially harmful or where they may cause a possible insecure environment to the general inmate community.

All mail must include the return address of the sender.

Mail should be addressed as follows:

Cumberland County Detention Center
Inmate Name
204 Gillespie Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

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