All inmates in Nevada are allowed to send and receive mail. Facilities deliver mail Monday through Friday excluding holidays. At no time should you send any items to an inmate other then letters and photos, all other allowable items must come directly from an approved vendor. When sending letters you should always include your complete return address and include the inmate’s name and ID number on the envelope. Never send letters with staples, paper clips, glue, glitter, crayon, lipstick, stickers or any other embellishments as this may cause the correspondence to be returned. Letters should not be written in code or contain information that explains how to construct weapons, brew alcohol, manufacture drugs, contain instructions for tattooing, have sexually explicit content, or anything else that could be detrimental to the order and security of the prison.
All mail incoming and outgoing, including electronic mail, will be opened and inspected and may be read to ensure the safety and security of the institution. The only exception to this is legal mail which can be opened and inspected in the presence of the inmate but not read.
Inmates may also receive up to ten photos no larger than 8″x10″ in an envelope. Photos should have the inmate’s name and Nevada Department of Corrections Identification Number written on the back. Photos may not contain nudity, sexual activity, or depict any illegal activities.
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Inmates can also receive greeting cards no larger than 8″x10″. Greeting cards must not contain electronics like musical or recorded cards. Additionally, you can send inmates a calendar as long as it comes directly from an approved vendor like Amazon.com and does not contain metal parts, exceed 11″x18″ or contain nudity. If you need to send court documents, or personal documents like a birth certificate/social security document you may, but they will be forwarded to the inmate’s caseworker who will deliver them.
When sending mail to an inmate in Nevada, you should format the address as follows:
Inmate Name, ID Number
PO Box or Street address
City, State, zip code
Nevada Department of Corrections also allows you to send electronic mail to an offender through Access Corrections. It works by allowing you to type a message online for a fee that is then printed in the facilities mailroom and delivered like regular mail. For more information contact Access Corrections at 1-866-345-1884 or visit their website at AccessCorrections.com
Inmates in Nevada are also allowed to receive publications send directly from an approved vendor like Amazon.com. Books must be new and paperback, and cannot contain information on how to make weapons, drugs, alcohol, or contain maps or anything else deemed to be a risk to the institution. Magazines and newspapers can also be ordered through Amazon.com. No magazines or books can contain nudity, or incite hate speech. When ordering publications, be sure to include the inmate’s full name and ID number in the shipping address.