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Could one of these prison inmates from Colorado be your new penpal ?

Sending Mail to Colorado Inmates

Colorado inmates can receive letters from anyone, as long as the return address is legible and the letter does not contain any maps, plans to escape or commit a crime.  All mail including letters will be opened, inspected and read (excluding privileged mail, such as legal mail, which can still be opened and inspected in the presence of the inmate).  The letters should not contain staples, paper clips, or any embellishments such as glitter, glue, stickers, marker, lipstick etc.  Inmates who have less than $4.60 in their trust account, and who are not receiving deposits or work pay for 30 days will be considered indigent.  Those who qualify as indigent will be given by the facility one stamp, paper and envelope per week to mail.

Inmates may now also receive electronic letters through JPAY.  It works similar to an e-mail, but the offender does not have access to a computer or device to respond back electronically, they must respond by snail mail.  The messages are sent to the mail room and then printed and forwarded to the inmate.

Colorado prison inmates looking for pen pals

Inmates may also receive photos no larger than 4″x6″.  The images should not contain nudity or anything sexually suggestive.  Photos should also not be Polaroid, and may not be of tattoos, gang symbols, hand gestures etc.  To help out the mail room staff it is good practice to pen the inmates name and ID number on the back of the image.  Send no more than 5 photos at a time as this is the maximum amount of photos an inmate is allowed to have in their possession at any given time.

When addressing any mail to an inmate you should format it in the following manner:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Housing information (if known)
PO Box or Street address
City, State, zip code

Inmates can also receive books, magazines, and newspapers, you can read more about this in the section below.

Colorado prison inmates looking for pen pals

Colorado inmates are also allowed to receive quarterly and holiday packages that can contain food, hygiene, and electronic items from an approved third party vendors such as Union Supply Direct, or Access Securpak.  Inmates must meet certain requirements to be eligible to receive these packages.

Send Books and Magazines to Colorado Inmates

Inmates in Colorado can receive new paperback books, magazines and newspapers from approved publishers such as  An inmate is allowed to have up to 2 books/magazines in his or her possession at any given time.  The content within the books, magazines, newspapers must not contain maps, or have hate speech in them.  They also cannot contain any nudity or depictions of violence.  Ultimately it will be up to the staff of the facility to decide what is inappropriate.  Certain procedures must be followed when sending books and magazines

As well as listings on this site, all inmate profiles will also be included on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages – all included in the basic price.

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