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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Subject: General prison/jail questions
You can use a credit or debit card through Western Union. Western Union does international transactions with currency conversions which will become good funds for your inmate within minutes. Click on Send Inmate Money, we have step by step instructions in the event that you have any difficulties.
Subject: General prison/jail questions
Inmates are moved often, for a variety of reasons. Your inmate's work release will probably change to the new venue as the releasing facility is usually the supervisor of the reentry. To send him a letter you must create an InmateAid profile for him and then use the Send Inmate Letter feature from your computer that we will send through the US Mail.
Subject: Sentence reduction
Good time is normally calculated into the release date. An inmate can only have good time taken away and therefore add time to the release date. In state prison, there are some programs where working harder labor, like long kitchen detail hours give more good time. Have your inmate ask his counselor or unit manager about programs that exist which might carve off some more time.