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Obtain a Control Number

Any attorney, court or non-attorney/court entity wishing to send privileged correspondence to an inmate must fill out our control number request form and use their assigned control number. Each request must be associated with a single physical address and email address.

For Attorneys

A separate secondary authentication number will be emailed to each Attorney Control Number holder each week.  The authentication number will be sent to the email address specified in the Request Form.  Each Saturday at 10 p.m., a new secondary authentication number will be issued by the Department of Corrections.  The authentication number provided is valid only for the following week. 

Envelopes containing privileged correspondence must contain the following:

  1. Law Office name and address;
  2. Attorney Control Number; and
  3. Secondary authentication number issued for that week

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHOULD THE ATTORNEY CONTROL NUMBER AND/OR SECONDARY AUTHENTICATION NUMBER APPEAR ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE.

Privileged correspondence shall only contain essential, confidential, attorney-client communication.

Privileged correspondence shall only contain documents that originated from the sending attorney(s).  Third party original documentation is strictly prohibited.

Failure to comply with any of the above requirements may result in the rejection of the correspondence.

If privileged correspondence is found to contain any contraband, the associated Attorney Control Number may be revoked and criminal charges may result.

Questions can be directed to the Office of Chief Counsel at 717.728.7763.