New Legal Mail Process – Registration and Control Number Access

Since July 2021, ODRC has been converting to a new legal mail process that requires senders to register and use control numbers on mail sent to incarcerated persons. On February 1, 2022, DRC’s new legal mail policy became effective: 75-MAL-03.

This means that mail postmarked on or after April 1, 2022, without a control number will be processed as regular mail, i.e., opened, copied, and delivered to the addressee.

If you have questions about the process or difficulties registering or obtaining a control number, please send an email to