Offenders who are incarcerated in Florida are allowed to receive letters sent through the United States Postal Service. All mail is opened, inspected and examined to ensure the safety and security of the facility. Legal mail must be opened in the presence of the inmate and will not be read. There is currently no limit on the number of pages an inmate can receive, however the language must be either Spanish or English unless approved by the warden. Enclosures such as newspaper clippings, magazine clippings etc are also allowed but may not exceed 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches and can be no more than 15 pages. No glue, tape, or staples are allowed, so if you are sending a clipping of some sort, do not glue it to a piece of paper. Legal, medical and other important documents that exceed 15 pages are allowed but will require the warden to approve.
Inmates can also receive cards that are no larger than 8×10 inches. Cards sent to an inmate may not have electronics or be constructed in a layered way that could enable someone to hide something within it (such as a popup card).
You can also send your inmate photos, but they will count towards the 15 page limitation. The photos may not be larger than 8″x10″ and may not contain nudity, or sexually suggestive material. Polaroid or instant photos are also prohibited from being sent to an inmate as they pose a security risk.
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Inmates can also receive up to 20 self addressed and stamped envelopes. If you send these to an inmate they will not count toward the fifteen page limitation on inmate mail. You can also send up to ten pieces of blank paper (must be white, off-white, or yellow lined), blank greeting cards, or envelopes.
All mail should be addressed in the following manner:
Inmate Last name, First name, ID Number
PO Box or Street address
City, State, zip code
If the inmate is transferred or released the mail will be forwarded for up to one month. After one month the mail will be rejected and returned to sender.
Offenders can receive new paperback books, magazines and newspapers that are ordered directly from Amazon.com. The number of publications an inmate is allowed to have in their possession will depend on their security level. Inmates are usually limited to having four books in their possession at any given time, close management inmates are only allowed three books. Newspapers and magazine subscriptions are allowed, but the number the inmate is allowed to have in their possession will depend on the frequency of delivery. For instance, if delivery is a weekly (or less often) newspaper or magazine the inmate may have up to eight of them at a time, if it is a daily periodical, or a periodical that is delivered on a basis more than once a week then the inmate is limited to having only two in his or her possession. The inmate must also be able to keep all of their materials neatly in their living space, if they cannot they will be required to discard the items.