LaPorte County Jail‘s goal is to return inmates to the community in no worse condition than when they were committed to our custody. We will strive to return inmates in better condition, physically and emotionally, and encourage convicted offenders not to repeat their criminal activity.
The Sheriff must protect the community by securely holding persons who are determined by the courts to pose a threat to public safety. Further, the Sheriff must protect the inmates of the jail and the staff who work there.
It is the goal of the Sheriff to gain and maintain the confidence of the community by ensuring the efficient operation of the jail, and to develop programs where certain inmates can benefit the community through public service during their term of incarceration.
The Sheriff takes great pride in the staff responsible for operation of the jail and the opportunity to provide these additional jobs to the community.
How do I send mail to an inmate in the La Porte County Jail
Mail should be sent to the following address:
La Porte County Sheriff’s Office
Inmate full name
809 State St.
La Porte, IN 46350
All unacceptable pieces of mail will be returned to sender (“RTS”) as a whole package (the way they were sent in). No part will be kept or given to the inmate or placed in his property.
Mail that will be RTS (or in some circumstances confiscated for further investigation):
- No return address(forwarded to postmaster)
- Return address without full first and last name of sender
- Perfume or other unusual, undetermined odor
- Stains, bodily fluid, unknown substances
- Mail written or drawn with markers, crayons, whiteout or multiple colored inks
- Excessive number of pictures (over 10)
- Lewd, inappropriate, pornographic pictures (any pictures that are of a sexual nature)
- Personal property besides pictures or written letters (i.e. picture ID, receipts, credit cards, etc…)
- Cash or coins
- Checks (money orders are acceptable)
- Drawing or wording on the outside envelope besides the stamp, address, and return address
- Tape, stickers, or other adhesives (besides the adhesive on the envelopes seal)
- Greeting cards with pockets, electronics, excessive glue, glitter, or construction that would allow contraband to be hidden/concealed
- Books not from publisher (books from Amazon and Barnes and Noble are NOT acceptable)
- Computer generated and Polaroid pictures (computer typed letters are OK)
- Magazines or other circulatory publications and offers
- Newspapers without inmate’s name or not sent by printer
- Contraband (anything not approved by administration for the inmate to possess)
- Blank cards, paper, envelopes, stamps (except those provided in legal mail)
- Games such as crossword puzzles, Sudoku, coloring book pages, etc…
- Return address labels (if these are sent in they will be removed by staff and mail will go to inmate without sender’s address)
- Inmate to inmate without prior administrative approval (work release, other county, DOC)
- Any item determined by a supervisor to be unacceptable for the inmate to possess