Inmate Contact Information

All incoming inmate mail with the exception of privileged mail, must be in the form of a postcard. Postcards will be scanned to inmates via an inmate tablet available in each pod.

Any other type of correspondence including letters, non-legal publications, and unapproved forms of postcards will be returned to the sender.

All postcards must meet the following requirements:

  • Postcards must be at least 3 ½” x 5” but no larger than 6 ⅛ x 11 ½
  • Postcards must contain the inmate’s name and booking number
  • Postcards must include a complete return name and address

The following are unacceptable postcard forms and will be returned to sender:

  • Postcards marked with paint, watermarks, or stains
  • Plastic or any type of wrapping on the postcards
  • Postcards with any biohazards including lipstick or perfume

Postcards which contain:

  • Anything that alters the appearance of the person in the photo is denied
  • Expose too much cleavage
  • Contain filtered pictures like Snap-Chat filters
  • Hand gestures such as pointing like a gun and/or gang signs
  • Gun displays of any kind
  • Swimsuit photos
  • Third-party picture (posters, love letters, etc.) excludes Postal Card App
  • Text or words such as screenshot of messages
  • Someone in the image holding a sign with inappropriate or offensive text or words
  • Contain nipple or penetration
  • Nudity
  • Sexual activity or content sexual in nature
  • Violence or threats
  • Hate speech
  • Illegal activity, including marijuana or narcotics
  • Anything that could pose a threat to the safety/security of the jail(s)
  • Direct or indirect inmate-to-inmate communication
  • Copyright infringement of the photo and the personal information it contains in the photo (example customers e-mail address, etc.)
  • ID, driver’s license, or passport
  • Black and white photos

All individuals must be fully clothed; regardless of age and gender. All photos of children MUST BE FULLY CLOTHED TOP AND BOTTOM (No child(ren) in diapers)

Getting Mail to Inmates

You may communicate with an inmate at any time via the U.S. Mail or private delivery service. We receive deliveries Monday through Saturday from the U.S. Postal Service. All incoming mail is opened and searched for contraband. Legal and other privileged mail is opened only in the presence of the inmate addressee. Since a wide array of reading material is readily available via the inmate tablets, inmates will no longer be permitted to receive soft cover books shipped directly from a recognized distributor. Any books that are received after May 16, 2022, will be returned to the sender.

GTL Tablets

You may send messages and photos to an inmate by setting up an account at Once an account has been established you can send and receive messages from inmates and send photos subject to the restrictions above, for a fee.

Phone Calls

Inmates cannot receive phone calls. Collect calls can be made from the housing units from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Jail Division I

Orient Road Jail

1201 Orient Road
Tampa, FL 33619


Jail Division II

Falkenburg Road Jail

520 N. Falkenburg Road
Tampa, FL 33619