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Offender Mail

U.S. Postal Service, ASM, Sec. 274.96

"Authorized personnel of prisons, jails, or other correctional institutions, under lawful rules and regulations, may open, examine, and censor mail addressed to an inmate of the institution, if the inmate-addressee consents to receive his or her mail at the institution through the institutional authorities. If the inmate does not consent, the personnel may return it to the post office unopened, marked "refused". An inmate may designate in writing an agent outside the institution to receive his or her mail, either through an authorized address of the agent if the mail is so addressed, or at the delivery post office serving the institution, if the mail is addressed to the inmate at the institution."

Correspondence from inmates does not become U.S. mail until it comes into the actual custody and control of the Postal Service, either when given to a postal employee or when deposited into a receptacle authorized by the Postmaster General for the receipt of mail; (i.e. a street collection box, lobby drop in a U.S. Post Office, etc.). Therefore, unless items are considered actual mail matter as referenced above, the federal laws pertaining to the protection of mail matter do not apply.

Outgoing Mail

Incoming Mail

To determine an inmate's CFN or Jacket number, you can find it on our Active Greene County Jail Population search page or by calling (417) 868-4040.

Please click here to view an example of how to properly address an envelope to a Greene County inmate.

Mail Limitation

Mail will not be delivered on the weekends.

Letters that contain the following items will be returned to the sender:

Note: Pornographic photographs are not allowed. Exchanges of photographs in the offender's possession with those in his or her property will not be allowed.


May be no larger than 6X9 inches in size, non-pornographic, non-padded, and non-musical. Additionally, cards that have been folded over and glued together, whether by the manufacturer or sender, are not allowed. Cards, like photographs, are not to be affixed to the walls or furniture. Violations will result in the confiscation of the cards. Excessive amounts of cards (5 or more) will be mailed out by the offender or you will be required to dispose of all cards over this amount.


We do not allow individual magazine or newspaper subscriptions


All books must be pre-approved by our Programs Coordinator. Any inquiries can be directed by calling at (417) 829-6606 or email

To submit an anonymous tip, please contact Crime Stoppers at (417) 869-8477. You can also submit a tip online at Crime Stoppers .