General Inmate Information

Prison interior


Please address all mail in the following manner:

 Inmate’s Name
 C/O Switzerland County Jail
 405 Liberty Street
 Vevay, IN 47043


All incoming mail must have the sender’s full name and return address on the outside of the envelope or the mail will not be delivered to the inmate.  All incoming mail will be opened by the jail staff and inspected for contraband or funds.  The only items that may be  mailed to an inmate are soft cover books (only if mailed directly from the publisher), letters, cash, money orders or stamps.  Colored pages or computer printed materials will not be delivered.  Attorney client correspondence will be opened in the presence of the inmate to whom it is addressed.


Property of a released inmate will be given to them upon release from our facility.  If the inmate is released from another facility, the property will be held for up to one year.  Any items not picked up after one year will be destroyed.


Money can be placed on an inmate’s account at any time.  $10 and $20 phone cards may be purchased through jail staff at any time and are distributed to the inmates once a day. Note: Exact change is required.


Inmates will have access to commissary three (3) times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays unless under disciplinary action for violation of a jail rule.  Commissary may not be available on select holidays.


You can contact the facility with any questions not covered in the information above the following two ways:

Immediate inquiries                                               Jail Phone Line (812) 427-2057

Email inquiries (no immediate response)              LuAnn Schaefer, Jail Commander