Inmates have been turning to WriteAPrisoner. We post profiles, photos, and contact information of inmates. Once you have selected a prison pen-pal to correspond with, you have the option of sending your first message free of charge. Contact with prison pen-pals is then maintained via postal mail.
Important rules you need to know In this general guide on mailing items to an inmate I will cover mailing letters, photos, books, cards, magazines and newspapers. Mailing Letters to Inmates It may not seem like much to someone on the outside, but when you are incarcerated letters are your lifeblood.
They keep you going from day to day and bring the voices or those you love right into your head. Often times inmates can hardly wait to get that next letter delivered from the mail room.
In prison and jail there are few things to look forward to and Writing to inmates is one of them. Getting mail can be slow, and when a facility goes on lockdown incoming mail deliveries to inmates stop and do not continue until the lockdown is lifted.
One of the big scams out there that I have been noticing is various "Inmate Service" companies that claim you can contact your inmate online, or send them a message through their website.
Besides the fact that it is a rip-off, it really takes the best part out of receiving a letter Some things you should never do when sending a letter, as it will result in the letter being rejected: Photos are great to recieve when your incarcerated for many reasons. Unfortunately, photos are another Writing to inmates that some online companies are exploiting.
These companies let you upload photos online, they print them and forward them to the inmate, meanwhile they are charging you ten times the amount it costs to just do it yourself. You can upload the photos online and then go pick them up, put them in an envelope and mail them or just have them mailed directly to the inmate through the Walgreens website mailing them directly has some drawbacks.
Photos should be no larger than 4"x6" Always print the inmates name and ID number on the back of the photo in pen this helps the mail room staff Photos should never contain nudity, sexually suggestive material Hand gestures and tattoos are often not allowed because of gang implications Only 5 photos can be sent in an envelope with a single stamp at a time, and often times a facility will only allow photos Remember staff and other inmates will be seeing these Mailing Books, Magazines, and Newspapers to Inmates Okay, I know before I said "if there is one thing an inmate loves more then a letter is photos" Well there may be a few other things that top the list.
Receiving books, magazines or newspapers is a gift that really keeps on giving sometimes days and even weeks after an inmate gets them. But how do I go about sending them, you ask?
It is much easier then you think. Simply put, it means order them from Amazon. Some key things about ordering books are they must come NEW, and must must must be paperback. If they are hardcover they will be rejected.
If they are used they will be rejected. If they are not from a publisher like amazon and you send them yourself in a box they will be rejected! Next line put the facility name and then the address, so if I were sending an inmate items to Ulster Correctional Facility it would look like this: John Doe, P.
Just use the search on this page to find the facility, or you can select the state the facility is located in on our homepage or by clicking the blue bar at the top of this page. I have ordered dozens of books and magazines for inmates through Amazon and have never run into a problem yet, except for one time when I ordered something to an inmate who was at a short term facility, but they just rejected the box of books and Amazon credited me back, with no extra work on my end.
Magazines and newspapers can be ordered the same way, through amazon and using the same method at checkout we highlighted above. Just remember to be tasteful.
The institution will not allow magazines like Playboy, Penthouse, and Hustler Some important things to remember when sending books, magazines or newspapers to an inmate: They must also adhere to the policies surrounding appropriate content no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funnyand they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card.
If you have any questions or comments please post them below. Log in to post comments Search for a Facility.This article discusses the lives of some of the most famous American and Canadian serial killers and mass murderers who were convicted and sent to prison.
It looks at where they are incarcerated currently, how long they were sentenced for, a brief synopsis of their crimes, any execution details, and their lifestyle inside prison. Many of these famous inmates are on death row in the United. Jmail makes mailing inmates simple.
No matter where you are, your loved ones are only a click away. Any device, anywhere in the world. Over 30, people have signed up to use Jmail to send letters and photos to inmates across the USA.
Your Account Features! Address Book. Did you know that there are millions of men and women who are currently incarcerated, just waiting for someone to write and exchange life experiences?
All of the inmates who are listed here enjoy getting letters; especially those letters which help build their confidence. Writing An Inmate When writing an inmate of the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, please address your envelope as follows.
Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Prison Writing Program. Founded in , the PEN Prison Writing Program believes in the restorative, rehabilitative and transformative possibilities of writing.
We provide hundreds of imprisoned writers across the country with free writing resources, skilled mentors, and audiences for their work.
If you are an inmate we will publish your book FREE; if you are not an inmate we will publish your book for a small tax-deductible donation (write [email protected]) We publish books and guides by or about inmates, returning citizens and by all other citizens every fiction and nonfiction subject as FREE downloads, including "How to Legally Avoid Being Placed on the Sex Offender.