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To send mail to an inmate, please use the following address format:

Inmate’s Full Name
Douglas County Jail
509 3rd Avenue West
Alexandria, MN 56308

Mail must be sent using the following guidelines:

  • All inmate mail must be sent through the U.S. Postal Service
  • All incoming and outgoing mail is scanned and inspected for contraband
  • Do not send cash through the mail
  • Inmates are not allowed to receive any type of consumable items from outside the jail facility—this includes food and beverages
  • Inmates are not allowed to receive any contraband items or pornographic materials.


Examples of contraband items include:

  • Letters or pictures written in crayon or gel pens
  • Stickers, glitter, glue
  • Gang graffiti or symbols that could be considered gang graffiti
  • Lewd or lascivious pictures
  • Pictures depicting gang signs

Mail addressed to an inmate who has been transferred or released will be returned to the sender providing there is a return address. If no return address is listed, the mail will be destroyed.