Inmate Mail

Inmate Mail

The mailing address for the Clatsop County Jail is:

636 Duane Street
Astoria, OR 97103



All inmates of the Clatsop County Jail may send and receive letters through the U.S. Postal Service.

Inmates are not allowed to draw or write anything other than the address on the front of the outgoing envelopes.

No mail or notes for inmates may be "dropped off" at the jail. All materials must be sent through the U.S. mail. 

Money sent to an inmate must be in the form of a cashier's check or money order (no Travelers Express Checks allowed).  Cash should not be sent in the mail.  Cash may, however, be delivered in person to the jail 24 hours a day, except at meal times. 

Personal checks will not be accepted. Personal checks will be held in the inmate’s personal property until the inmate is released.

Mail received at the jail for an inmate who has been released or transferred to another facility will be returned to sender. However, mail will be forwarded to Clatsop County inmates housed in Tillamook County Jail.

All incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband, monies and prohibited publications. 

Pictures not larger than 4x6 inches may be allowed. POLAROID TYPE PHOTOS WITH INSTANT BACKING are not allowed.  Pictures of this type will be placed in the inmate’s property and held until the inmate is released or will be returned to the sender. 

Prohibited Mail

Prohibited mail contains any of the following:

  • Pictures that depict or display sexual activity or genitals.
  • Letters containing threats of physical harm, criminal activity, blackmail or extortion, escape plans, coded information, sensational information, contraband or anything in violation of the facility rules.
  • Mail with stickers and/or drawings on the outside of the envelope.  (Will be returned to the sender.)