Mail Options and Rules for Inmates at the Fort Bend County Jail


eMessaging - Electronic Messaging with Inmates

eMessaging is available to inmates at the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office through or through the Securus smartphone app.   eMessaging allows two-way communication with your friend or family member.  Benefits include:



  • Send a message
  • Share photos and eCards for Birthdays, Celebrations or “Missing you” moments
  • Snap n’ Send a photo
  • Prepay a message foryour loved one to reply

All eMessages sent and received are subject to being read by law enforcement staff.  After one successful eMessage between an eMessage user and an inmate, the inmate can purchase eMessages from his or her account to initiate messages to the approved eMessage user

Inmate Mail

Personal (Non-Legal) Mail

Starting on January 2nd, 2024, personal mail will no longer be accepted by the Fort Bend County Jail.

Any personal mail received and postmarked after the January 2nd date will be returned to sender.

Any mail received without a return address will be turned over to the post office.

After January 1st, 2024, All personal mail will need to be addressed to the following address below in the format stated:

Personal (Non-Legal) Mail

Once the mail is received at the Securus Digital Mail Center, it will be digitally scanned and available to be viewed on tablets and or /kiosks.

Failure to properly address the envelope may result in your mail being returned or delayed.

Pictures, drawings, etc. will be accepted for scanning and delivered in the same manner.

Anything that cannot be scanned will be returned to sender.  This includes, but is not limited to, paper that exceeds 8.5 x 11 inches and all non-paper items.

All packages and certified mail will be returned to sender.

Any person sending any personal mail that wishes to have it returned to them must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope included with the original mail.  All physical mail WILL be destroyed 60 days post upload.


Once released from custody, inmates have up to 60 days to go to this website: and download the mail they received while in custody.
Note: Only released inmates will have access to the Securus Digital Mail Download Center website. If the inmate has not been released, the system will notify the user with an error message.


Privilege (Legal) Mail

 Privilege Mail (Legal Mail) should be addressed as follows:

Privilege (Legal) Mail

All privileged mail must be mailed to the Fort Bend County jail.  ONLY the following mail from the following will be considered “Legal Mail”:

•    Officials of the federal, state, and local courts
•    All federal officials and officers, including the President of the United States
•    State officials and officers, including the Texas Commission on Jails Standards, and the Governor
•    The Inmate’s Attorney (Envelopes should have the words “Legal Mail” written on them)

NOTE:  If the mail is received and does not meet the above criterial for “Legal Mail”, the mail will be returned to sender.

Money Orders

All money orders or cashier’s checks are to be sent to the Fort Bend County Jail and addressed as follows:

Money Order

Paperback Books/Publications

Books and magazines must be delivered by the United States Postal Service (USPS) and must be sent to the following address:

Inmates Name
Inmate ID Number (P#)
Fort Bend County Jail
1410 Richmond Parkway 
Richmond, Texas 77469

No more than three (3 total) paperback books or publications will be accepted in one mailing.  Any publication/books mailed to the inmate MUST be sent directly from a publisher or an established bookstore.  The inmate’s ID Number (P#) MUST be on the shipping label, if not, it will be returned to the sender.  All paperback books must have a PERFECT binding.  All books and magazines become property of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Inmate Services upon receipt and will be distributed to the intended inmates after being vetted for appropriate images and other content.

Any publications from family, friends, and internet sites are prohibited and all items will be returned to the sender. All third-party book vendors are prohibited. 

Amazon Deliveries MUST be shipped via public carrier (USPS, UPS, FedEx) and have a return address included.  Packages without a return address will NOT be accepted.
If mail is sent “Signature Required” or if a signature is required at delivery, the package will be returned to sender.

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or destroyed publications.

The following items may NOT be sent to inmates. Unauthorized items received through the mail will be considered contraband and the entire package may be confiscated and disposed or returned to sender. Unauthorized items will not be stored in the facility’s property room.

•    Musical greeting cards
•    Blank envelopes, writing paper, drawing paper, notepads, greeting cards, etc.
•    Art supplies, pens, pencils, markers, other writing instruments, etc.
•    Obscene pictures (Pictures depicting FULL or PARTIAL nudity)
•    Adult magazines, hardback, leather-bound, or spiral-bound books
•    Packages
•    Stickers
•    Cash, credit cards, driver’s licenses, photo ids, etc.
•    Original documents: birth certificates, marriage certificates, social security cards, etc.
•    Food or food items
•    Contraband
•    Stamps
•    Computer-generated materials downloaded from the Internet
•    Medicine
•    Eyeglasses or Contacts

Incoming mail with perfume, fluids of any kind (to include lipstick), make-up, and other substances may be returned to the sender.

Photographs will only be accepted if they are deemed not offensive, are not of a sexual nature, do not contain gang references, are completely unaltered, and do not display guns, drugs or drug paraphernalia. Photographs shall not be larger than 8” x 10”.

Legal paperwork from attorneys may be received, but the front of the envelope must be marked "Legal Mail”



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Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies only
Non-emergencies 281-341-4665
To report information on a current investigation call 281-341-4686.To report an anonymous tip call 281-341-TIPS (8477).