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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

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Mail and Letters


All inmates are encouraged to maintain ties with their friends and families. Please note the following rules and regulations before sending any items to an inmate:

  • No items with glitter, glue, tape, stickers, labels or other adhesives.
  • Do not send blank stationary or blank greeting cards.
  • No polaroid pictures.
  • No cash, coins, phone cards, credit cards, or checks.
  • Do not send electronic items or devices.
  • Do not send mail that requires a delivery signature.
  • Do not send smoking materials. The DuPage County Jail is a non-smoking facility.
  • Books, magazines and newspapers must be NEW and sent directly from the publisher (i.e. Newsweek, Chicago Tribune) or a reputable and verified .com company. Used items will not be accepted. Books must be paperback or have a soft cover. Books with hard covers or those bound with a wire will not be accepted.  Any book, magazine or newspaper with illegal or explicit content will not be accepted.
  • Money orders are accepted via mail, and any money orders must be made payable to the inmate.

Any cash, coins, phone cards, credit cards, or checks found in the mail will be returned to the sender. Any mail addressed to an inmate who has been transferred or released will be returned to the sender.


Any mail containing prohibited items will be placed in the inmate's property bag and not given to the inmate.


Incoming mail shall be delivered to the inmates within 24 hours after receipt, except on weekends and holidays.


Mail and letters to an inmate should be addressed as follows:

PO BOX 957
WHEATON, IL 60187-0957

Regulaciones de Correo

Se anima a todos los presos que mantenga relaciones con sus amigos y familias. Las cartas a los presos deben ser remitidas de esta manera:

PO BOX 957
WHEATON, IL 60187-0957