Prison Administration, Penology & Correctional Studies, Books | Barnes & Noble®In this general guide on mailing items to an inmate I will cover mailing letters, photos, books, cards, magazines and newspapers. 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 mail 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.
New Federal Prison Policies May Put Books and Email on Ice
Get Informed : Subscribe to our newsletters for regular updates, analysis and context straight to your email. In addition, prisoners must pay a 30 percent tax plus shipping cost, according to prisoners and memos distributed in at least three BOP facilities. The new books policy has yet to be implemented BOP-wide but it has been in effect in the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, California, since October 11, , according to Atwater officials. The warden of the Coleman Correctional Complex in Florida sent a similar memo to prisoner in March advising that the policy will go into effect in May. Inch argued that prisoners can access books through recreational and legal libraries.
Sending Photos to Inmates
Some prisons don't allow delivery of hardcover books. Others place a limit on the number of items contained in a package. The label on the outside of the packages will indicate only the destination address, Amazon. Special labels or instructions to the packages can't be attached to the package. Gifts can't be sent anonymously to inmates; the sender's billing address will appear on the order invoice. Because inmates cannot sign for deliveries, packages must be sent via U.