Prisoners may correspond with anyone unless such correspondence jeopardizes the safety of a person, a prisoner's rehabilitation, or the security of the institution.

Prisoners may receive through the mail correspondence, photos, money orders, cashier's checks and certified checks. Only approved visitors may send funds to be deposited on a prisoners account. Cash may only be accepted from approved visitors in person, not through the mail.

Deposits may not exceed $500 in a single month.

Prisoners may not receive postage stamps through the mail.

No other items may be received by prisoners without pre-approval from the Superintendent. If unauthorized items are sent in, the prisoner is required to return to sender at the prisoner's expense. If the prisoner does not have enough money to accomplish this then the items will be disposed of within 30 days.

All mail, unless it is considered "Privileged Mail" will be opened outside the presence of the prisoner and inspected for contraband. If it appears to contain information that is prohibited, it will be read for content and the prisoner will be provided written notification that the mail was read unless notice would hamper an investigation of criminal activity referred to in the communication.

Mail to prisoners should be addressed as follows:

Prisoner's Full Name
Prisoner Number
Mat-Su Pretrial Facility
339 E. Dogwood Ave.
Palmer, AK 99645

Prohibited Mail

Prohibited Mail is any mail that:

  1. Contains plans or threats of physical harm or other criminal activity;
  2. Contains contraband, plans for sending contraband into or out of the institution, or indicates other activities prohibited under 22 AAC 05.400, Prohibited Conduct For Prisoners;
  3. Is written in a code that the reader cannot understand;
  4. Shows frontal nudity. Frontal nudity includes either the exposed female breast(s) and/or the genitalia of either gender;
  5. Solicits gifts, money, credit, or contractual purchases without the approval of the Superintendent or designee;
  6. Contains information that, if communicated, would create a risk of mental or physical harm to a person;
  7. Contains material that could reasonably be expected to aid an escape, or incite or encourage any form of violence;
  8. Contains audio or video tapes;
  9. Is in violation of a court order; or
  10. Has been banned for good reason following an individualized determination by the Department, (e.g., the intended recipient is a victim who has requested no contact with the prisoner or is a minor whose guardian has requested no contact with the prisoner).