You can contact someone who is in jail by using the phone, US Mail, or email.
Read and understand the rules. ALL incoming mail is searched.
You may send:
- A handwritten letter, written with a pen or pencil (no crayon or marker)
- A typed letter
- Photos (they must be appropriate and do not have any kind of gang signs)
You may NOT send:
- Blank paper
- Books, magazines, newspapers
- Magazine articles (including a page ripped out of or cut from a magazine, or a photocopy)
- Mail that has an odor, fluids, or stickers.
- Obscene or gang-related material
- Packages (Everything must fit inside an envelope.)
- Personal checks
- Third-party checks
All personal mail from family and friends such as letters, pictures, and drawings will be digitally delivered to detainees.
Send all correspondence to:
Olmsted County Jail
PO Box 247
Phoenix, MD 21131
Detainees Sending Mail:
Detainees are allowed to purchase and send out an unlimited amount of letters to correspond with you. These can be purchased through our vending services if they have money on their account.
Set up an ICSolutions account
You cannot call detainees (people in jail) directly. The detainee must call you. The detainee uses the ICSolutions prepaid telephone service. You must set up the prepaid telephone service account.
What happens if I do not have an account and the detainee tries to call me?
The first time the detainee calls you, the first 60 seconds are free. This is the only call that is free.
At the end of the 60 seconds, stay on the line so that you can be transferred to a live Customer Care Representative.
They will give you information about all of the prepaid phone service options, payment purchase options, and answer any questions you have.
As soon as you purchase phone time, the detainee can make more phone calls.