Subject: Inmate books and magazines
[Amazon](http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_lc?node=283155&tag=inmatecom-20&camp=15329&creative=394453&linkCode=ur1&adid=1NK4T3Z8XDKYJ0S12D53&&ref-refURL=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.inmateaid.com%2Fpages%2Fdetails%2Fsend-books-to-an-inmate-in-prison-or-jail) is one of the only companies that may deliver books to inmates. You have to enter the inmate's name, ID number and the correct address of the facility. You have to buy "new paperback books", the used books are sold by third party affiliates and those books will get rejected. There are no other tricks to it, other than staying away from the other book sellers on the Amazon site that sell used books.
There are no current online services for Cuyahoga County Jail, they only accept money for an inmate "in person" - you can't even mail in a money order. This is not a normal practice, usually Western Union is available for putting money on the books for inmates.
Any money deposited in your commissary account that goes unused is returned to you upon release.
My husbands release date is scheduled in the computer as may 19,2013 at 8am but hes hearing that they dont let people out on the weekends. I am trying to find out if they do let ppl out on the weekends
They do not release on the weekends. It will be up to the individual facility as to which day they choose to release him, Best guess would be Monday the 20th - but we suggest you call the facility and ask them what they intend to do.
i was looking for my inmate on the list but he isn't there yet. how long does it take to get on the list o i can have his inmate number? Also i want to just write him, how would i address the letter? does it need his inmate number on it?
You have registered as a user, but you need to register your inmate here, too for them to appear in our listing. If you do not have their number, give us the information and we will try to locate as much information as we can for you. Full name, DOB and state would help. Once you have this set up in the system, when you use our letter writing service, we do all of the addressing to the prison with...Read more
Subject: General questions
I AM TRYING TO FIND A CLEMENCY PROJECT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS I HAVE TRIED THE NATIONAL CLEMENCY PROJECT BUT THEY CANT HELP SINCE THEY DON'T DO TEXAS CASES AND THEY REFERRED ME TO THIS SITE THE INMATE AID. CAN YOU HELP ME?
There is one that we can recommend called The Innocence Project of Texas - you can find them at www.ipoftexas.org.
I want to purchase a book for my daughter from Amazon, but it is from another seller, not directly from amazon. The book is new and from a commercial seller, but it will send from JVC Books not Amazon. 1, Will the book be rejected? 2. Can the book be sent Fed Ex?
The packages from third party sellers (and are considered "publishers") have their return address label with the Amazon logo - it will definitely make it into the prison/jail. Do not spend the money on Fedex because that will certainly get rejected (unless it is legal mail).
Subject: Discount telephone service
Hello. Can inmates use the Discount Telephone Service to place long distance calls? My boyfriend is at the Creek County Jail in Oklahoma, and I live in Arizona. Thank you.
When your inmate calls you now, it is a LONG DISTANCE call with rates ranging from 23 cents to over $1.00 per minute. We provide you with a LOCAL telephone number - local to the prison area code your inmate is housed. The local rates are more like 5-6 cents per minute. If you use 300 minutes at $.23/min - it is $69/mo.; at $.06/min is $18/mo. We charge $16.95 for the line, you save $34.05 per month. This example...Read more
InmateAid has a service where the inmate can respond to your letter. We receive many letters to our members who have kept their address private. We scan the inmate letter and upload it into your account. We charge $1.49 to retrieve the letter. It has created a "pen pal"-like community - you can write somewhat anonymously and the inmate has a way to stay in touch, however you control the situation with InmateAid being in-between.
You will only know that your inmate has received your letter when they tell you by telephone or by return letter. There is no verification process. Prisons consider mail a sacred item that represents a connection to the outside world. Prisons are sensitive to an inmate’s rehabilitation and as such feel strongly that correspondence is critical to that end. We have a strict policy, in the event that a letter gets returned to us, we effort to locate that inmate's...Read more