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Property Drop-Off and Pick-Up

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A division of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office

Property Drop-Off

Sneakers must be dropped off in person to the front desk officer from 8:30am-10:30am and 12:30pm-2:30pm on Mondays. All sneakers will be flat-soled, metal free, without air bubbles and in good repair or new condition only. All sneakers will be subject to a search by K-9 unit before acceptance. Sneakers cannot be mailed in. Inmates are only allowed one pair of  sneakers every six (6) months.

Clothing for trial appearances and funeral visits are also accepted at this facility. It is recommended that said clothing be dropped off in person for immediate inspection and approval. Clothing may not be blue or black in color or resemble an officer’s uniform in any way.

Property Pick-Up

Property may be picked up Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 10:30am, and 12:30pm and 3:00pm. Property pick up / release times are based on property officer availability. If an inmate comes back to the facility the same day of his or her release, he or she will be given both the property from his or her cell and the property room. Should an inmate elect not to wait for his or her property to be brought downstairs from a housing unit or the property room, it will be subsequently destroyed after thirty (30) days. Provisions may be made from an inmate to release all of his or her property during non-visiting hours. 

Property Release

An inmate may request to release his or her property to a friend or family member. All requests to release property must be done by signing a completed Property Release Form by the inmate. Requests must be completed one (1) day before actual pick-up.  The family member or friend must show photo identification and sign for receiving property.  When releasing property, the person must take ALL of the inmates property with the exception of court/trial clothing. Upon release or transfer from custody, an inmate has thirty (30) days in which to retrieve his or her property or make arrangements for a family member or friend to do the same, or it will be destroyed. 

List of Acceptable Items

  1. LEGAL PAPERWORK
  2. BOOKS
    Books must be sent directly from an online publisher or bookstore. (i.e. amazon.com or bn.com) Used or hardcover books will not be accepted.
  3. CLOTHING
    Clothing for trial appearances and funeral visits are the only clothing accepted at this facility. It is recommended that said clothing be dropped off in person for immediate inspection and approval. Clothing may not be blue or black in color or resemble an officer’s uniform in any way.
  4. PICTURES
    A total of 6 photographs may be mailed. The photographs cannot be suggestive, provocative, nude or revealing in nature. The photographs cannot be larger than 5x7 or a polaroid or with a frame. Photographs printed on regular 8 ½ x11 paper will not be counted towards the 6 total photographs.
  5. SNEAKERS
    Sneakers must be dropped off in person to the front desk officer from 8:30am-10:30am and 12:30pm-2:30pm on Mondays. All sneakers will be flat-soled, metal free, without air bubbles and in good repair or new condition only. All sneakers will be subject to a search by K-9 unit before acceptance. Sneakers cannot be mailed in. Inmates are only allowed one pair of sneakers every six (6) months. 
  6. BRASSIERE(S)
    Brassieres are the only underwear that is allowed to be mailed into the facility. It must be shipped directly from a verifiable online source to the jail. (i.e. Kohls.com, Macys.com, etc.) The brassiere will not be accepted if it contains any padding, underwire, hidden pockets or metal. (only metal in clasp will be allowed)
  7. MEDICAL APPLIANCES
    Currently, the medical department will only accept: Eye contacts in a sealed, unopened container, solution in a sealed, unopened bottle, eyeglasses, C-PAP machine and diabetic socks. These items must be dropped off in persons will be subject to inspection and approval from jail staff.
  8. RELIGIOUS ARTICLES:
    The only religious items that are allowed within this facility are rosary beads, religious medals, prayers rugs and religious headwear. The following restrictions apply to these religious articles:
    • Religious Prayer Rugs - There shall not be any tassels or jewelry attached to the prayer rug. The prayer rug cannot exceed 27” x 43” (70 x 110 cm) in size.
    • Rosary beads can only be made of plastic and black, brown, or white in color.
    • Religious medals cannot be larger than two (2”) inches and cannot have any stones, sharp edges or ornaments in them. Religious medallions must represent the same denomination as listed religious   preference.
    • Religious headwear must be the proper headwear of that particular religion,

Items that can be purchased on commissary or that is issued by the facility is not allowed to be mailed and will be returned to the sender.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I drop off medication for an inmate?

No. Any medication administered to inmates will be prescribed by a medical staff member.

Can I drop off any medical items or appliances for an inmate?

Currently, the medical department will only accept eye contacts in a sealed, unopened container, solution in a sealed, unopened bottle, eyeglasses, C-PAP machine and diabetic socks. These items will be subject to inspection and approval from jail staff.