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Subject: General prison/jail questions

You may send books through the Amazon links located in the Send Books section. There is even a search function to look for the type of book or the author. Sending money is easy through Western Union - simply click on the Send Inmate Money page where there are complete step-by-step instructions. Once an inmate has money in their account they can buy stamps and writing utensils to write you back.

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Subject: Sending mail inside

InmateAid prints and delivers the mail into the prison location corresponding to your inmate. The service is delivered to the inmate at mail call a day or two after you create it in the Write Letters/Send Photos service.

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Subject: Offender phone calls

If you change your cell number to the local exchange (913) the calls will become local calls from the prison. Use Western Union and send money into the inmate's phone account and he will then be calling you at the lower rate.

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Subject: Sending mail inside

Generally speaking, prisons consider mail sacred and will do whatever they can to deliver it to the person it's intended for. They will make ever effort to connect the name on the envelope to a recipient at their prison. The basic connection to someone on the outside is seen as a crucial element to rehabilitation and the goal of not having the inmate come back.

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

Cigarette smoking is banned in most prisons and jails. There are still some county jails that allow it and even have it on the commissary list but they are few and far between. That is not to say there are no cigarettes in prison. Cigarettes are a big "black market" item and command a huge price if you must smoke. Depending upon the custody level, one cigarette could cost between two dollars and twenty dollars EACH.

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Subject: Sending mail inside

Anyone can send mail to an inmate at Leavenworth, the only list you need to be on is for the telephone and visitation. Be mindful that ALL mail is opened and checked by the staff for contraband before it's delivered to the inmate.

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Subject: Send inmate money

Leavenworth Detention Center is a privately run prison by CCA. Western Union is the fastest and most secure way to send money and it would be available to your inmate within minutes, OR you can also send a money order by US Mail to this address which will take several days to post: CCA Inmate Trust (Last Name, First Name/Inmate CCA Commissary #) Facility: LEAVN P.O. Box 933488 Atlanta, GA 31193-3488

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

InmateAid sends letters daily, you get notification in your member account the moment they are mailed. The only way you will truly know is if they respond back or call you on the telephone and acknowledge the receipt of your letter. Give it a try, our members love the convenience of the service and for the inmates - there's nothing better than hearing your name at mail call.

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

Family members must first create their own user account. Once confirmed, they can go into the Search InmateAid Profiles and find your brother's name. On his Profile page they click on Follow Inmate next to the Send a Letter button and will now be in his circle. The profile should be enhanced by the person who set up the Profile with the books, magazines and newspapers that he likes to read. It works like a wedding registry giving options that

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Subject: Sending mail inside

InmateAid's letter mailing service is designed to make communication easier on you as you can do it all from a smartphone or computer. Jails and prisons do NOT allow self-addressed stamp envelopes past the mail room. The rule is for the inmate to purchase stamps and writing utensils from the commissary.

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