The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to cut down on drugs inside the jail by changing the procedures for inmates getting mail.
An announcement was made on the sheriff’s office social media site that new rules will take place beginning July 1. The statement says that the updated protocol for sending mail to inmates is an “effort to curb the introduction of drugs into the facility, as well as to safeguard the inmates and staff.”
The new rules require that all inmate mail, except for legal correspondence, religious mail, money orders, and packages, will be mailed to a central processing facility and must be in the form of a postcard. Those postcards will be scanned and made available electronically up to 14 days via JailATM devices.
JailATM is an online program that allows inmates to connect with their families with communications and allows transfers of funds.