Welcome to the County of Berks
Inmate Mail

General Guidelines

When sending correspondence to an inmate, please be sure to include the inmate's name and BCJS#.

For example:

John Q. Public
BCJS# 1234-5678
Berks County Jail System
1287 County Welfare Rd.
Leesport, PA 19533

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, or that contains tape or labels, will be returned to the post office.

Some mail may be refused if deemed inappropriate for distribution into the institution. For more information, please refer to page 8 of 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.

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.