Welcome to the County of Berks
Inmate Mail


General Guidelines
When sending personal correspondence to an inmate, please be sure to address the envelope as follows including the inmate's name and BCJS#:
Inmate Name – BCJS#_______
Berks County Jail System
P.O. Box 247
Phoenix, MD 21131
Providing all of this information will allow us to deliver the mail more efficiently. Any mail received with an illegible, partial, or missing return address will be returned to the post office.  For more information on TextBehind, see this informational brochure or visit their website at www.textbehind.com.
Some mail may be refused if deemed inappropriate for distribution into the institution. For more information, please refer to the Inmate Handbook​​. In addition, please do not send: envelopes, stamps, copy paper, writing paper, clothing, undergarments, sneakers, cash or personal checks; all of these items are considered contraband if received through the mail system.
Legal Mail, Books & Magazines
All books, newspapers, and magazines must be sent directly from the publisher or a bookstore. If items are not received directly from the publisher or bookstore, they will be returned to the sender.  Books, magazines, newspapers, and legal mail from governmental agencies or law firms should be addressed as follows:

Inmate Name – BCJS#_______
Berks County Jail System
1287 County Welfare Road
Leesport, PA 19533