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Yes, the service is called "Letters from Inmates". It allows the inmate to use the InmateAid address to receive your mail without giving out your physical address. There is a section on your Account Dashboard where incoming inmate mail is placed for your review. This is a huge service for people not wanting to expose their physical address where a bad-intentioned inmate could potentially extort a loved one on the outside. For $1.59, it's inexpensive 'peace of mind'.Read more
In my experience, they don't take "requests" but with older inmates, there are some considerations like getting the bottom bunk.Read more
Restrictive housing is 'solitary confinement', and can be classified as "Administrative Segregation" or "Disciplinary Segregation" which to every inmate is known as, "The Hole" or the SHU (Special Housing Unit). Inmates in the SHU are allowed ONE 15-minute phone call PER WEEK.Read more
I wouldn't say "most", but there are many people on the outside who like to communicate with inmates, for some reason... but if you suspect your inmate is, you're probably rightRead more
Within the first week of completed orientationRead more
2-3 days, but be mindful that the distribution of the mail to the innmates is up to the correctional officers who run the mailroomRead more
the staff gives them a slip of paper with the amounts deposited into their inmate accountRead more
yes, but you would have to do this with prior-permission and make the exchange of the ring in the visiting room.Read more