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Letters and Phone Calls

LETTERS:
  • A return address must be on the envelope
  • All letters must be mailed to the facility using the following format:

Inmate’s First and Last Name
DeKalb County Jail
150 N. Main Street
Sycamore, IL 60178

  • Incoming mail will be delivered to inmates Monday through Friday
  • Outgoing mail will be forwarded to the post office Monday through Friday
  • There is NO mail service on weekends or holidays.
Unauthorized Mail:
  • Letters and cards with ornamentation, such as musical cards, plastics, stickers, glitter, adhesives, lip stick, any foreign substances
  • Photos larger than 4X6. Polaroid photos
  • Pictures depicting alcohol, drugs, gang affiliation, weapons, nudity or sexual content
  • Any reproductions of magazine articles, internet or newspapers
  • Books, newspapers, magazines without approval
  • Inmates may not receive blank paper, stamps or envelopes
  • Do not send cash or personal checks
  • Correspondence from other inmates is prohibited without prior approval. This includes a 3rd-Party outside the jail circulating mail into the jail
  • Packages are not accepted without prior approval
PHONE CALLS:

Inmates cannot receive calls. Once they are booked in they are provided a phone card that allows for 5 minutes of phone time to obtain bond or let family know where they are. Additional calls can be collect or an inmate may use their funds to purchase $10 phone cards from the commissary.

Inmate Phone Service is provided by Combined Public Communications (CPC). Friends and family may set up an account to allow an inmate to call their number or purchase phone time that allows the inmate to call any number. Accounts can be set up and phone time may be purchased in the following ways:

  • Call CPC at 877-998-5678 (option 1 to set an account)
  • Go to www.inmatesales.com
  • Use the CPC touch screen kiosk in the jail lobby

A fee of 20% will be charged for all credit / debit card transactions and 15% for cash transactions at the lobby kiosk. Any questions should be directed to CPC at 877-998-5678.

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Most County Offices will close at noon on Friday April 19, 2019

County offices will reopen on Monday, April 22, 2019.

Please check with individual offices for office hours.