Inmates incarcerated in Nebraska are allowed to send mail to anyone with the exception of other inmates, and victims. An inmate may also receive mail from anyone. All incoming mail is opened, may be read, and inspected for contraband with the exception of privileged/legal mail, which may still be opened and inspected in the presence of the inmate, but not read. Inmates who are not indigent must purchase pre-stamped envelopes from the canteen, they are allowed up to 40 pre-stamped envelopes in their possession. Offenders with a balance of less than $10 for over thirty days are considered indigent and are provided five pre-stamped envelopes. All incoming mail must have a complete legible return address and display the inmates full name and ID number.
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In addition to letters, inmates can receive books, magazines (see below) and 4″x6″ photos. The photos may not be instant or Polaroid photos. The images must not contain nudity of any sort, and may not contain images of illegal activities or anything else that would put the safety and security of the institution in jeopardy.
When you send mail to a correctional facility in Nebraska you should format the address in the following manner:
Inmate’s Name, ID Number
PO Box or Street address
City, State, Zip Code
Offenders located in a Nebraska correctional facility are allowed to receive books, magazines, and newspapers ordered directly from an approved vendor. The largest approved vendor of books, magazines and newspapers is Amazon.com. All books must be soft cover, and must be new directly from Amazon (no third party sellers are allowed). All publications, including books and magazines, must not contain any nudity, or describe how to make weapons, drugs, or alcohol. Furthermore, no publications may contain maps or put the safety and security of the institution at risk. When ordering the books from Amazon be sure to include the inmate’s name and identification number in the shipping address.