Mail

Restrictions on Greeting Cards for Inmates

Understanding what jails mean by “plain” cards and why they require them helps ensure your inmate’s holiday or greeting cards arrive on time.

The facility’s website might have a vague statement about only sending “plain” cards, or there might be no instruction at all. It is only when your card is returned unopened to you from the jail do you realize there are restrictions

What’s the Deal?

Mail

Consequences of Contraband Mail

At some point you might be tempted to mail contraband to your inmate. After all, how much trouble will it really cause, right? The answer is, plenty. The consequences of being caught mailing contraband to an inmate or an inmate receiving it can be severe.

Criminal Charges

If your inmate is in a state or county that makes contraband a crime, you and your inmate could be charged… Read more

Inmate & Family Issues

Six Things to Mail to Your Guy in Jail

If you find yourself running out of things to write to your husband about in prison, try some of these fun mail ideas.

  1. Co-author a love story. You start by writing one page and send it to him. He writes a page then sends it back to you. It won’t be long until you have co-authored a mini-novel. If it’s really good, type it up and share it
Contacting Inmates

How to Write to Someone in Jail or Prison

Mail is very important to inmates. It keeps them in touch with the outside world, reminds them that someone cares enough to write and gives them something to do when they write back. Whether you are writing to a loved one or choosing a new prison pen pal, make sure you stick to the basics.

  • Skip the musical greeting cards. The cards that play a song when