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Subject: Sending mail inside

Mail is considered sacred in a prison, detention center or jail. There is a program for indigent inmates at every facility where they supply paper, pencil, envelopes and stamps. Whether the inmate has money on their books or not, there is no reason why an inmate cannot keep in touch if they want. You can make their time go by faster by sending letters as often as you can. Sending photos is an even better habit for you to get

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

We estimate that it takes 2-3 business days to make it to the jail. Once there, the staff opens and reads each piece of mail and inspects it for contraband. Any delay that occurs at the facility is out of our control. We make no guarantees as to how long it will take as there are thousands of facilities and none of them do things the same way. Depending on the facility, you might be able to order commissary for

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

Books are allowed in prison and jail but they are not accepted from an individual. They must be sent in through a publisher. InmateAid has partnered with the world's largest bookseller, Amazon.com. Virtually every detention center, jail or prison will accept and deliver books to your inmate when they come from Amazon. When you are purchasing, make sure that you buy NEW paperback books and are not buying used books or books from an Amazon re-seller. Sometimes, you can find

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

Inmates are allowed to receive mail at EVERY prison, detention center and jail in the United States. InmateAid makes sure that the rules of incoming mail are followed. The letters are printed out and mailed in envelopes with our logo on the outside. There is no marketing material or junk added to your package. If you are sending photos from InmateAid, you can be sure that they are printed on high quality 4"x6" glossy photo paper - printed to the

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Subject: Send inmate money

Western Union is a money transfer partner that does not cover the Mecosta County Jail through their online service. You will have to mail a money order to the jail with the name of your inmate and their ID number: Mecosta County Sheriff's Office 225 S. Stewart Big Rapids, MI 49307

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Subject: Sending mail inside

After the staff opens and inspects each piece of mail, they have "mail call". All the inmates assemble in one spot and the guards hand out the mail one envelope at a time. It is the inmate’s responsibility to contact you to let you know they received something you mailed. Write to the inmate if you want to confirm delivery of an item you sent to him or her.

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

You will have to call the facility. In most cases, you will have to fill out and application and send it in for approval. That process runs your name through the NCIC database. If you are a felon they will deny your visitation. However, there are situations where you can just show up and they'll let you visit but since there are so many wide ranging rules and restrictions that making the trip there without knowing might make it a

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Subject: Commissary

Does your inmate have restitution on their Commitment Order? They don't normally take anything if there is no restitution - however some county jails do charge a daily fee for the incarceration. What facility is your inmate located?

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Subject: Sending mail inside

You can send sexy pictures as long as there is no visible private parts. Bikinis and lingerie are okay, just keep it tasteful and they will make it to your happy inmate.

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Subject: General prison/jail questions

Release is done in the early morning. Processing takes about an hour.

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