All mail must be sent to the facility and cannot be dropped off
for detainees/inmates. Incoming mail will be delivered to
detainees/inmates no later than (24) twenty-four hours after it is
received from the Post Office. Outgoing mail will be forwarded to
the Post Office no later than (24) twenty-four hours after it is
received from the detainees/inmates.
The following items are prohibited and will be returned to the
- Letters and cards with ornamentation (musical, plastics,
glitter, wood, metals, cloth, ribbon, cord, etc.), adhesives,
paints, any foreign substances (paper altered/discolored, ink
- Photos larger than 4"x 6", Polaroid photos, pictures/photos
depicting alcohol, drugs, gang affiliation, weapons (real or toys),
nudity or sexual content
- Books, booklets/pamphlets, newspapers, magazines,
- Detainees/Inmates may not receive blank paper, stamps or
envelopes in the mail.
- Correspondence from other detainees/inmates, including use of a
third party outside the facility to circulate mail back into the
If no return address is available, the package will be
There will be no incoming or out-going mail on the weekends and
To write to a detainee/inmate that is in custody,
address the envelope as shown below:
Detainee/Inmate's Full Name, Jail ID
McHenry County Jail
2200 N. Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098
ICSletters Secure Inmate Email Service
ICSletters is a fast, easy and affordable way to send messages
to friends and family who are being held in a correctional
facility. Participating friends and family members can send an
ICSletter from any internet connected computer. McHenry County
Correctional Bureau will process and deliver mail directly to the
recipient one time each day, Tuesday thru Friday, not including
holidays. No more trips to the post office, no more stamps to
purchase. It saves money, time and provides another way to keep the
lines of communication open.
What do I need to participate?
Any computer with an internet connection will work;
whether it is your own computer, or borrowed from a friend, or used
at the Public Library. To fund the account, you will need a debit
or credit card. Most banks and stores such as CVS and Wal-Mart
offer prepaid Visa, MasterCard or American Express cards.
How do I get started?
It's easy. Simply visit http://www.icsletters.com/ to create your own
personal account. From there, the program will guide you through
simple instructions and you will be ready to send ICSletters within
Cost is $0.50 per page which includes up to 2,500