Winnebago County Sheriff

Contacting Inmates


All incoming and outgoing mail shall have the complete forwarding address on the front center of the envelope and complete return address on the front upper left side of the envelope. Any letter without a return address will be returned to the Post Office. Envelopes with graffiti, written or picture style, anywhere on the envelop will be returned to the Post Office. Mail can not be dropped off at the Jail. Inmate mail must be received to the Jail from the U.S. Post Office.

Envelopes can not contain stickers or any material with glue, glitter ink and magazine or newpaper clippings. Envelopes containing any materials other than letters written in ink will be placed in the inmate's property container.

The inmate address is located on the left side of the web page.

Phone Cards

Family and friends may set up collect calling accounts or purchase jail phone cards and texting abilities online at Reliance Telephone.

You may also contact Reliance Telephone at: (800) 896-3201 to set up accounts, purchase phone cards or texting abilities for an inmate.

Inmates may purchase phone cards at the Jail. All texting purchases must be done online through Reliance Telephone.