Do you want to send photos to a loved one who is currently housed at the Pinellas County Jail in Florida? Inmate Photos offers exceptional services to family members who have a loved one who is housed at the Pinellas County Jail. Receiving mail is important to people who are housed in a jail, corrections facility, or prison. Inmate Photos maintains an updated list of the 4,000 correctional facilities, jails, juvenile facilities, and prisons, along with current lists of the rules for sending photos to each facility, including the Pinellas County Jail in Florida.
Sending photos to a family member or other loved one may seem as simple as dropping them into an envelope, putting a stamp on the envelope, and dropping it into the nearby mailbox. The fact is that every facility throughout the U.S. has its own strict rules for sending photos to inmates. Trust in the expertise of Inmate Photos to share photos with your loved one. Many people know that when they rely on the services of Inmate Photos, they do not have to worry about their photos not getting to their loved ones or that the pictures may be destroyed by the Pinellas County Jail staff because the pictures do not adhere to stringent rules of the jail.
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History of the Pinellas County Jail
The history of the jail dates back to 1912 when voters approved the creation of the sheriff’s department in Pinellas County. The original building housed inmates who were awaiting a hearing or who had already been sentenced for charges related to “crimes” such as moonshining, bootlegging, or gambling. The building was not very secure, which meant that escapes from the jail were a common occurrence. Visitors were apparently not searched, or not searched well, since tools to aid in escapes were smuggled into the jail. A saw was a coveted tool for the inmates who used it to cut their way through the bars and make their getaway.
There was no centralized jail system through the middle of the 20th century. There were several districts within Pinellas County and a Justice of the Peace was in charge of legal matters in each district. Today, the Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office is responsible for five primary bureaus, including Detention and Corrections and the Judicial Operations bureaus. The Pinellas County Jail in Florida sits on 54 acres of land that is located in central Pinellas County. The jail is the only jail in the county and serves all the law enforcement agencies in the county.
The mailing address is:
Pinellas County Jail 14400 49th Street North Clearwater, FL 33762-2877
The jail population typically includes more than 3,000 inmates on a given day, including individuals who are awaiting trial and individuals who have been convicted and sentenced for their crimes.
How to Send Photos to the Pinellas County Jail
The Pinellas County Jail encourages people to send mail to their loved ones who are housed at the Pinellas County Jail, including photos. The sender of the photos must comply with the strict rules for sending photos. The strict rules are one reason that so many people turn to Inmate Photos. We know how strict correctional facilities are when it comes to sending mail to inmates, including photos. That is why we take care to comply with every rule of the Pinellas County Jail requirements when we share photos with your loved ones.
The specific rules for sending photos to a person who is housed at the Pinellas County Jail include:
You must include the full name and identification or docking number of the inmate on the envelope
You must include the housing assignment
Photos must not be larger than 4” x 6” in size
Inmates are not permitted to possess more than 10 photos total in their housing area
Any photos that are larger than the maximum size permitted or that exceed the maximum number of photos allowed or otherwise do not comply with the rules will be returned to the sender
Some other rules include the fact that the envelope must contain nothing but paper items. You cannot attach anything to any photo that you send to a loved one at the Pinellas County Jail. Inmate Photos guarantees that your loved ones will receive their photos. We make it easy for your loved one to receive photos from your phone or social media account. We send them on the same day if we get them during business hours. They will be sent the following business day if we receive your photos after regular business hours.
How to Send Mail to the Pinellas County Jail
The Pinellas County Jail receives mail deliveries five days each week. You may send mail to your loved one either through the USPS or by private delivery service. All mail, including mail that contains photos, must follow the stringent mail rules at the jail. The rules for receiving mail include:
Do not send anything that is not paper products such as letters or photos that comply with all other rules
Do not send newspapers or books or magazines because these items must be shipped directly from the publisher
All mail must contain the inmate’s full name and housing area and their identification number for the inmate to receive the mail
Stamps or stamped, self-addressed envelopes included in mail are prohibited
Any mail, including photos, that is not properly addressed will be returned to the post office
All inmate mail is opened and searched for contraband or items that do not include comply with mail and photo rules before it is given to the inmate.
Using Inmate Photos to Send Your Photos
Do not risk having your photos returned to you or ending up at the “dead letter office” at the post office. Using Inmate Photos gives you the assurance that your photos will be delivered and that the photos will be high-quality photos with vibrant ink.
You just wait for your photos to make their way through the post office system. We send photos to your loved ones within one business day. Inmate Photos realizes the importance of a good support system when a family member is housed at the Pinellas County Jail.
Inmate Photos always offers great customer support. We are here to answer your questions and to help you quickly get started with sending photos to your loved one.