Inmates can receive letters and standard sized greeting cards from friends and family members. The cards may not be electronic or musical. Offenders can also receive 4″x6″ photos as long as they are not instant/Polaroid as these pose a security risk. No photos can contain nudity or depict illegal activities. Hand gestures and pictures of tattoos are also prohibited as they can be misconstrued as gang symbols. You should never send cash, stamps or any other items in the mail as they will be rejected or confiscated. Stamps must be purchased by the offender through the commissary. When sending mail to an inmate never mark or decorate/embellish the envelope in any way (i.e. no lipstick, perfume, glitter, stickers, markers, crayons, doodles etc.) as this will result in the mail being rejected.
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When you send correspondence to your inmate you should address it in the following format:
Inmate Name, ID Number
PO Box or Street address
City, State, Zip Code
The Department of Corrections states that at no time can you send packages and publications directly from you, instead they must come from an approved vendor like Amazon.com. Using Amazon.com you can order up to three paperback books, or purchase a magazine/newspaper subscription for your inmate. The books must always be new and come directly from Amazon, and no publications can ever contain nudity, maps, describe how to make weapons or explosives, and cannot incite hate or jeopardize the security of the institution