Southern Ute Tribal Seal

Inmate Mail

Mailboxes are provided for the inmates in each dayroom area. The mail will be collected from the mailboxes once per day, Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. Outgoing mail should not be sealed before placing it in the mail box. Sufficient postage must be applied unless you are on indigent status.

The inmate must have a full sending and receiving address clearly written on the envelope. No nick names or pictures will be allowed. Plain envelopes will only be accepted. All mail will be delivered to the inmate each evening on swing shift Monday through Friday. There is no restriction on the volume of mail an inmate may send or receive. However, there is a limit on how many pieces of mail an inmate may have in their possession. Excess mail will be stored in the inmate’s personal property.

Detention Center Mailing Address

[Inmates Name]
Southern Ute Detention Center
P.O. Box 737 #38
Ignacio, Colorado 81137

Contraband Mail

Mail received from former inmates within thirty (30) days of release from incarceration will not be accepted, and will be returned to sender

Other types or mail that will not be accepted:

  • Food.
  • Clothing (unless approved for release).
  • Stamps and writing material.
  • Greeting cards that contain batteries, metal or plastic fasteners/bindings.
  • Any item defined as contraband by the Department. Contraband found in the mail will be confiscated. You will be informed in writing of the items confiscated and why.
  • Sexually explicit material.
  • Letters sent/received from other correctional facilities.
  • Books and Magazines, Newspapers (unless approved by Administration for Departmental Programs).