Inmates serving time in Mississippi prisons are allowed to receive letters, photos, books from an approved vendor, and cards, but there are certain rules/restrictions for each. All mail is opened and inspected with the exception of legal mail. Letters must not be written in code, describe the manufacturing of weapons, drugs, or alcohol, or have plans of criminal activities in them. With the exception of photos, no other items should be mailed with your letter. Do not send stamps or blank paper through the mail, as inmates must purchase these items directly from the commissary/canteen. Do not embellish the envelope or letter in any way including glitter, stickers, lipstick, perfume etc.
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Do not send money orders, cash, or checks directly to an inmate.
You can send photos to your inmate but they must not be larger then 4″x6″ and may not contain any nudity. In addition, you cannot send Polaroid photos as these pose a security risk, and you should refrain from sending photographs of tattoos or photos that contain hand gestures as these can be misconstrued as having a gang affiliation.
When sending mail to your inmate you should format the inmate mailing address in the following manner:
Inmate Name, MDOC Number
Current Housing Unit (if known)
PO Box or Street address
City, State, zip code
You can send soft cover books, newspapers, and magazines but they must come directly from an approved vendor like Amazon.com. When ordering books for your inmate, you can only purchase new books directly from Amazon, no third party sellers are allowed. The books must be paperback, hardcover editions are prohibited. You can send no more than three books, and they must not contain nudity, maps, or have any content that could potentially put the safety or security of the facility at risk. You can also purchase a magazine subscription from Amazon.com and have it sent to the inmate (these must not contain nudity either). Include the inmate’s name and MDOC number in the shipping address.
|Bibb Correctional Facility||Bibb||Brent|
|Bullock Correctional Facility||Bullock||Near Union Springs|
|William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility||Jefferson||Near Bessemer|
|Draper Correctional Facility||Elmore||Elmore|
|Easterling Correctional Facility||Barbour||Clio|
|Elmore Correctional Facility||Elmore||Elmore|
|1981||Minimum-In / Minimum-Out||1176|
|Fountain Correctional Facility||Escambia||North of Atmore|
|Hamilton Aged & Infirmed||Marion||Hamilton|
|Holman Correctional Facility||Escambia||North of Atmore|
|1969||Maximum||998||Death Row & Execution Site|
|St. Clair Correctional Facility||St. Clair||Springville, Alabama|
|Staton Correctional Facility||Elmore||Elmore|
|Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women||Elmore||Wetumpka|
|1942||Medium / Maximum||985||Death Row (female)|
|Kilby Correctional Facility||Montgomery||Mount Meigs|
|1969||Medium / Maximum||1421||Receiving / Processing (male)|
|Limestone Correctional Facility||Madison||Harvest|
|1984||Maximum||2086||Largest prison in Alabama|
|Ventress Correctional Facility||Barbour||Clayton|