Mail correspondence of a general nature will be opened and inspected by staff members for contraband and randomly read for information that may constitute a threat to the safety or security of the facility. An inmate will be notified of any censorship or seizure of mail correspondence with legal counsel, the courts, government agencies and elected officials will be sealed by the inmate (out-going) and opened only in the inmate's presence and inspected for contraband (incoming). Privileged mail correspondence will not be read or censored by staff members, and will be forwarded to the U.S. Postal Service within 24 hours of receipt from the inmate, unless: 1. Mail is deposited on the weekend, and/or a legal holiday; 2. Mail is being held as evidence to substantiate any breach of Detention Center security; 3. Mail is being held because it contains contraband, plans to INTRODUCE contraband into the facility, plans for escape, threats of bodily harm to another, plans for riot or other disorder, and/or plans for the production of any explosive, incendiary or pyrotechnic device. Supplies (paper, envelope, pen or pencil and postage) will be furnished to any inmate to communicate with legal counsel or the courts upon request. Indigent supplies for non-privileged communication will be furnished as approved. Inmates can order post cards through the commissary every week for 48 cents a piece.
Incoming mail should be addressed as:
Monroe County Detention Center
Attn: "Inmates Name"
P.O. Box 1248
Forsyth, GA 31029
Please be sure to include a Return Address in case the inmate may have been released.
*Beginning November 12, 2018, inmates can only send and receive post cards. We will no longer allow letters, pictures or any other form of mail to enter the jail. Legal mail is the only mail that will be sent or received in an envelope.
Housing areas have telephones available during the hours of 7:00am until 11:00pm, 7 days a week. Calls can be made using prepaid phone time from the inmate's commissary account or by placing a collect call. The person being called must accept the charges for all calls. Abuse of the telephones will result in the loss of the privilege, for an indefinite period of time. Telephone time limit will be determined by the Jail Administrator, based upon the inmate population and the number of telephones available. Telephone communications for inmates DOES NOT include the same degree of privacy as that of the general public, with the exception of communications with legal counsel, the courts, or other "privileged" individuals. Therefore, personal telephone calls may be monitored by staff member, for information that may constitute a threat to the safety and security of the facility. If you have problems accepting collect calls from an inmate at the Monroe County Detention Center, please call Paytel at 1-800-729-8355.
Visitation with family members, relatives and friends will be allowed as posted. Each visit may last up to thirty (30) minutes, but, may be limited to ensure equal visitation periods for all eligible inmates.
Current inmate visitation schedule:
Each inmate may designate up to three (3) persons as visitors during the admissions procedure. No visitors under the age of 17 (unless the spouse of the inmate or accompanied by an adult) are allowed. Any change in the designated persons must be submitted in writing to the Booking Officer for approval. Visitation by legal counsel, ministers and other privileged individuals will be conducted with the most privacy available and will not be limited or restricted during normal hours. However, such visitations may be suspended or delayed during scheduled facility programs and services. All contact visitation (including those noted above) and special visits require specific approval. Written requests should be submitted to the Jail Administrator for approval.