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How do I send mail to someone who is incarcerated, and where should I send mail?2021-07-21T23:52:18+00:00

All correspondence addressed to inmates/detainees must be sent through the United States Postal Service (USPS) and comply with USPS Regulations. All mail that enters and leaves the facility is subject to search.


John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility

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RR#1-Box 9955
Kingshill, St. Croix VI 00851


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Bureau of Corrections

CJC 3rd Floor
5400 Veterans Drive
St. Thomas VI. 00802

What prohibited correspondence or items are not allowed?2021-07-21T23:51:59+00:00

Contraband cannot be mailed to the facility. Contraband is defined as illegal or prohibited traffic in goods, and goods or merchandise whose importation, exportation, or possession is forbidden.

For more information on what is considered contraband refer to Mail Policy BOC-MAIL-1000.

How do I mail or deposit funds for an inmate or detainee?2021-07-21T23:51:37+00:00

Inmates/detainees will be allowed to have money orders sent to them while incarcerated. Funds will be sent directly to inmates/detainees at the facility to be placed in the inmate/detainee’s account. Funds must be in the form of a money order or cashier check made payable to the inmate/detainee. There is no limit to the amount of funds that the inmate/detainee may receive on any given day.

All funds must clearly indicate the inmate/detainee’s name and BOC number and may be included with incoming general correspondence.
Cash will not be accepted.
Personal checks will not be accepted.
Checks made out to multiple parties will not be accepted.
Foreign currency will not be accepted.

If you are technologically savvy, you can send money, emails and text messages either online at, or at conveniently located kiosks.

How should I send packages to the Bureau of Corrections?2021-07-21T23:53:40+00:00

All mail too large to fit in an envelope should be sent in a USPS flat rate box.

The USPS prohibits the mailing of any of the following:
Potentially hazardous materials that are not properly marked and packed;
Perishable items that are not properly marked and packaged;
Correspondence containing any vile, or obscene material and matter inciting violence or terrorism;
Solicitations that mimic billing statements, unless accompanied by a prominent disclaimer; and
Correspondence that bears deliberate imitations of postal markings and/or postal trademarks (e.g. “Priority Mail,” etc.).
Correspondents are personally responsible for the content of each item of correspondence they send through the USPS.
Any violation of laws governing correspondence will be referred to postal authorities and to appropriate criminal authorities. The sender may be subject to civil or criminal penalties and/or federal prosecution for violation of postal laws.

Who should I contact if I need to obtain information from the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections?2021-07-21T23:54:24+00:00

All inquiries for information should be directed to the Bureau’s Public Information Officer by calling 340-714-8300.

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