A: The inmateAID service is not email, it is postal mail. The estimated time for delivery is 1-3 business days. There are potential delays once inside the mail room as the staff opens all mail inspecting for contraband. If you have questions about inmate ID or location, you can use the inmate locator for that facility page inside inmateAID or their jurisdiction (federal or state). If you need our help, just ask!
A: you can write in either pen or pencil, there are no restrictions for a normal letter being sent. do not spray perfume on the paper or place any stickers or anything that might get the letter returned. keep it simple. try our letter writing service, the best part is the photo option. they are 4 x 6 glossy photos that are prison-approved and look great! have you been promising to send some pictures??
A: We estimate that it takes 1-3 business days to arrive at the facility.
The detention center or jail receives the mail, opens and inspects it
contraband and then passes it out at "mail call" to the inmate. This
process sometimes delays the distribution to the inmate further.
A: Yes, you can send money electronically through Western Union. All of the prison facilities under the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) are covered by one single Western Union delivery code.
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Jail and Prison Search
It can be tricky finding friends or relatives that are incarcerated. So to help you find them, we’ve created the internet’s largest directory of prison facilities in the United States. Whether they’re in county jail, state prison or being held in the police station’s lock up, we can show you where they are. With direct access to the justice system’s directory of inmates, we can help you find juveniles as well as adult prisoners, whether they’re staying in a federal, state or county jail.
If you know the state or the type of facility your inmate is located, select it in the boxes below. Otherwise simply select any prison or jail then click on ‘Locate an Inmate’. This will take you to a search feature where you can look for inmates by name or ID number to discover their location and release date.