Incoming Mail

Only valid money orders will be accepted through the mail. NO cash or personal checks will be accepted. All incoming money orders will be accepted and placed in the inmate's personal account. All contraband will be confiscated and disposed of in accordance with the institution's policy.

The inmate will be permitted to correspond with family, friends, government officials, etc. as long as the following guidelines are adhered to:
  • Nothing that interrupts or interferes with the security of the institution.
  • Mail correspondence with former inmates is strictly prohibited, unless the former inmate is a member of your immediate family. In these instances, prior verification and approval is required before mail correspondence may begin.
  • Contraband will be confiscated and disposed of according to the Westmoreland County Prison policy. Contraband will include any of the following:
  • Material that would encourage deviant sexual behavior or is determined offensive.
  • Any material intended to encourage or assist in the disruption of the normal operations of the institution.
  • Any material that would encourage a riot, disturbance, or any other criminal activity.
  • Any information regarding the manufacture of explosives, weapons, or drugs.
  • Any material which has a strong odor.
  • All photocopied material will not be accepted and considered contraband, this includes pictures.
  • All internet copied material, all photo copies materials, all crossword puzzle sheets, magazine or newspaper articles, all photocopied pictures.
All incoming letters and mail will be free of and will not contain any type of graffiti, decorative stamps, stickers, return type labels and/or tape. All incoming letters must have hand written addresses and no return address labels are permitted affixed any incoming letter.

Mail received in padded envelopes or mailers will be routed to the property officer for handling. Padded envelopes will not be distributed to inmates, nor will Polaroid-type photos.

Incoming letters shall be limited to no more than three (3) pages, front and back and written in blue, black ink or typed, and must be on size 8.5" x 11" paper. All incoming non-privileged articles of mail (letters, drawings, greeting cards and photographs, etc., with the exception of incoming publications permitted in accordance with Prison Policy shall be photocopied in black and white.  The original photographs will be placed with the inmate's stored belongings to be returned to the inmate when released or transferred from Westmoreland County Prison.  All other original articles of incoming mail that has been copied will be destroyed.

Any incoming letter of correspondence that does not meet this criteria will be rejected and returned to the sender.

Name and address of Sender (CALLED A RETURN ADDRESS)

Inmate’s Name and Booking Number
Prison Address - 3000 South Grande Boulevard
                            Greensburg, Pa. 15601

The inmate’s mail will be processed as soon as possible after it is received. Mail will be distributed to each housing unit according to the schedule. All incoming mail will be inspected for money, contraband, and other unauthorized items. All money orders received in the mail will be placed on the inmate’s account. All other forms of money will be rejected and the entire letter will be returned to sender or will be mailed out of the institution at the inmate’s expense.