Mail

Inmate Mail: How to Get an Envelope or Post Card Pre-Metered

If the facility that your inmate is in will only accept pre-metered mail, it is important to know how to get that done. Sticking a regular stamp on it and sending it will only get it sent back or discarded. Your inmate will never see it. You have several options:

Get it Pre-Metered at the Post Office

When you get ready to mail the letter or postcard… Read more

Mail

How to Send a Book to an Inmate

Almost all jails and prisons require that books be sent to inmates directly from the publisher or a reputable online vendor, such as Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. This requirement actually makes it simpler for you because you can compare prices easily and avoid shopping trips away from home or work and packaging time.

How to Order from Amazon.com

Click here to be taken to Amazon.com

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Inmate & Family Issues

Can Inmates Receive Books Through the Mail?

Reading books in jail gives structure to an inmate’s day and may help him or her emotionally.

Many county jail books available for borrowing are worn or missing pages. Even if they are complete, there might not be a large selection.

Most jails will not allow you to send books directly to the inmate but will allow them to come directly from a publisher. Here are some tips… Read more

Inmate & Family Issues

Can I Send a Box of Things to an Inmate?

There are still a few county jails in rural areas that allow inmates to receive packages through the mail system from people on the outside, but the vast majority restrict this activity. If your loved one is in a county jail or state prison, you won’t be able to send a package directly from your home. A few county jails and almost all state prisons allow inmates to receive packages… Read more