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.
A: The phone service gets a local telephone number for your inmate to call you on - still using the prison telephone company to run the number through. The local line makes the calls at the lowest possible rate, because it is now local and not long distance. You will have to get the number to the inmate either by sending a letter or getting a message via a visit or one last "expensive call". Unfortunately, the prison staff will not help in getting this information to an inmate. Call 888-234-6270 and we will be happy to help set it up.
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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.