How to write an inmate at Columbia Jail in Alabama

Updated on 12-16-2022

How to write to Columbia Jail is subject to Houston County rules. Each correctional facility has its own rules on visitation, commissary, and mail. Before connecting with a loved one here, you can find them using a free inmate locator. Pigeonly helps you add money to a trust account at Columbia Jail and other services.




Columbia Jail Correctional Faciliites


Columbia Jail
  • • City: Columbia
  • • County: Houston County
  • • State: Alabama
  • • Facility: Columbia Jail
  • • Locator: Use Our Free Inmate Locator
  • • Address: 202 South Main Street, Columbia, AL, 36319
  • • Phone: 334-696-4444, 334-696-4417

How to Find Someone in Columbia Jail

Step 1

Go to pigeonly.com to start a search for your inmate. First, click "Get Started" and enter your inmate's first and last name.

Step 2

Make sure to check if your inmate's facility is county, state, or federal.

Step 3

Find your inmate and select from the list of services designed to help you keep in touch.

Step 4

Finally, you'll need to register an account with Pigeonly, and we'll provide you with your loved one's contact information. (Don't worry, registration is completely free!)

What is Jail Mail?


Incarceration is tough. Interacting with loved ones seems to be especially challenging at times for inmates. To make it less difficult for both inmates and their families, Columbia Jail started inmate mailing so families can stay in touch with their inmates. Sending mail has always been an effective way to communicate with your loved ones. Contact Columbia Jail for the mailing address. Note dropping off mail is not permitted by Columbia Jail.


How to Send Mail to an Inmate at Columbia Jail


To send mail to an inmate, contact the Columbia Jail to check the rules and regulations. Columbia Jail is strict about their policies because security must be maintained at all times. Contact the facility for your inmate's details such as their full name and prisoner id. Referencing correct information is required when sending mail. Mail to this facility may have to be in a white standard envelope. For more details and help reach out to Pigeonly!


How to Find Someone in Jail


Pigeonly's Inmate Locator is a database containing information about all the inmates facing their correctional period. It is a helpful tool that allows you to find their details, such as their location, the date of joining and releasing, and other information. Columbia Jail updates their location daily in Inmate Locator to ensure that their details are complete and accurate.


Jail Mail - Columbia Jail


The Columbia Jail has a jail mail account where inmates can send and receive mail from their loved ones. To sign up for the service, families need to contact Columbia Jail for their inmate's ID and name. Signing up is easy, and the facility makes sure your inmate receives all the messages from you without any delays. Columbia Jail has all the right to detain inappropriate messages and block any user for security reasons. For more information contact Pigeonly.


Smart Jail Mail - Columbia Jail


Smart Jail Mail connects families and friends with their inmates through online communication within minutes. You don't have to wait for your mail to be sent to your inmate. With just one click, Smart Jail Mail will conveniently deliver your message to them. Contact Columbia Jail to see if Smart Mail is available and sign up to start communicating easily with your inmate.


Corrlinks at Columbia Jail


Columbia Jail has verified Corrlinks as their communication partner. Now you can connect with your inmate by signing up with Corrlinks. Contact a Corrlinks agent to register and start sending mail to your loved ones at very convenient and affordable rates.


Active Inmates at Columbia Jail


Every facility has a list of active inmates with details on their correctional period. The facility uses this for transferring and releasing the inmate. To view the status of your inmate, check with Columbia Jail. The facility list is updated every time an inmate is released or transferred to another facility. For more information contact Pigeonly.


What to Write to Someone in Jail


To write and send letters to your inmate, contact Columbia Jail for their mailing address and booking number. On the envelope, write the name and booking number with the facility's address. Also, mention your details at the bottom of the envelope. Be sure not to mention any confidential or inappropriate messages in the letter, as every letter is opened, read, and inspected by the facility before it is delivered. Contact the Columbia Jail for a list of prohibited items if you plan to send something to your inmate.


How to Email an Inmate Online - Columbia Jail


By signing up with Corrlinks, you may be able to send emails to your inmate online. Contact Columbia Jail for your inmate's details and to sign up for mailing. Make sure to check for any additional rules or regulations.


When Do Inmates Receive Mail at Columbia Jail?


Mail is delivered Mondays through Fridays, except on legal holidays. There is no limit to the amount of mail someone can receive. However, excessive pictures and letters may delay their distribution. Each letter or package gets screened by the Columbia Jail before delivery. Letters containing obscene or inappropriate messages will get blocked for security reasons.


Columbia Jail Mail Rules


Mail rules often vary from facility to facility. Columbia Jail has no limit for the number of pages in a letter that an inmate can receive. Nothing larger than 8 inches wide or 10 inches tall is permitted. Photos can be sent but must either be on plain white paper or photo paper. Note, Polaroid is not allowed. Sending obscene messages and conducting business by mail is forbidden. All incoming mail needs to have correct details (full name, booking number, facility address). The use of abbreviations in a letter is prohibited. Mail containing pictures or messages outside of the envelope will be restricted and declined.


Jail Mail App


With the Jail Mail app, you can write letters, send photos and money directly from your phone. Columbia Jail has listed the app both for android and iPhone users. Now with just one click, you can send messages to your inmate from anywhere.


Postcard Mail


Postcards are a convenient way to communicate with your inmate. You can customize your postcard by adding your photo to it, a perfect solution to sending personal pictures without the hassle. Contact the Columbia Jail for the restrictions on a postcard as some facilities only allow photos on the graphic side of a postcard. Nudity, glue, and tape are not allowed.


Inmate Mail Examples

Below are some examples mentioned by the Columbia Jail for you to follow before sending any mail to your inmates.


Parole Support Letter

These are letters that are written by an incarcerated person or by his/her supporters. Parole letters are official communication letters that should include a letterhead, including the contact information and address of the Parole board. Make sure the content of the letter is correct and appropriate.


Letter of Incarceration

An individual can obtain a Letter of Incarceration from Columbia Jail record division. Anyone wanting a Letter of Incarceration must come to the Columbia Jail and show valid ID proof. Friends and families of inmates cannot request a Letter of Incarceration on behalf of another individual. Verbal requests are not accepted to obtain a Letter of Incarceration. An attorney can request Columbia Jail to acquire a Letter of Incarceration for their clients.


Inmate Letter to Judge

Make sure the letter is professional and does not contain any slang and inappropriate messages. The letter should be addressed to the judge, including their name, title, and address.


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