Communication with inmates at Pinella County Jail in Florida is primarily done through the mail by the U.S. Postal Service or a private delivery service. Incoming telephone calls are not allowed, but inmates can make outbound collect calls. Mail deliveries are received Monday through Friday from the U.S. Postal Service.
Incoming mail for inmates is opened and searched for contraband before being delivered to the recipient. Legal mail that is protected by privacy laws is opened in the presence of the inmate for verification that it is mail that qualifies for the exemption. Books, magazine and newspapers are accepted only if they come directly from the publisher rather than from an individual. All magazines, newspapers and books must come directly from the publisher. All incoming mail must contain the name, identification (docket) number and housing assignment of the inmate in the first line of the address. Beneath the name and corresponding information of the inmate, the official mailing address of the Pinellas County Jail must be included as follows: Pinellas County Jail; 14400 49th Street North; Clearwater, Florida; 33762-2877. If written communications include photographs, they must be limited to three photographs in the inmate's cell at any given time. Prisoners are not allowed to have stamps or self-addressed, stamped envelopes in their possession.