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WI DOC - Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center (SPCC)

State Prison

Last Updated: January 21, 2020
N8375 County Line Rd, Oneida, WI 54155-9300
Security Level
State - minimum
Facility Type
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WI DOC - Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center (SPCC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 920-869-1095

The inmates housed at Powers Correctional located at N8375 County Line Rd in Oneida, WI are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

SPCC was opened in 1982 as part of the Wisconsin Correctional Center System (WCCS) to replace the aging Bunkhouse that had been operated by the Green Bay Correctional Institution. The center was renamed for Sanger B. Power, Sr. in 1983. Mr Powers had a long history of leadership within the State of Wisconsin, as well as the nation, in the field of corrections. Mr Powers was responsible for many of the correctional programs that are now used as models by this and many other states.

SPCC is a minimum-security state prison, housing 120 adult male inmates. The center provides a meaningful work experience in an effort to assists inmates with assuming the responsibilities expected of them as citizens of the community. When an inmate arrives at SPCC they may be assigned to a variety of work assignments to prepare them for an eventual job upon release. Many of them will go on to take part in the work release program at the center allowing them to save money for their release and pay obligations. The center averages approximately 70 men on work release in Brown, Outagamie, Shawano, and Door counties. Twenty-two permanent staff (14 security and eight non-security) members provide supervision and programs to the inmates.

Programs offered at SPCC - SPCC offers work release programs with local employers through which employment is provided for qualified inmates,with an emphasis made on maintaining that employment placement after the inmate’s release. Funds earned through work release help to pay fees, restitution and other obligations. Offsite work opportunities are determined based on an evaluation of risk and of each individual’s case. Placements cannot be guaranteed for all eligible inmates. Work release and offsite opportunities are a privilege, not a right, and are provided at the discretion of the center superintendent and warden. Additional programs vary and are available for inmates with identified needs, and based on available volunteers and community partners.

Community Enhancement - The SPCC community service crew assists local government agencies and non-profit organizations on a variety of work projects, incorporating positive work experience, building new skills, and giving back to the community.

The Fox Valley Humane Society Canine Development Program, also known as REBOUND, is a community service initiative operated in conjunction with the Fox Valley Humane Society Association and SPCC inmates who assist with socialization of the dogs prior to adoption.

SPCC also partners with the Northeast Wisconsin Leader Dogs Puppy Project, to raise and train puppies to serve as guide dogs for blind citizens.

In cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources, OCC inmates raise pheasant chicks through adulthood, when they are released to local communities to facilitate youth hunts and hunter education programs.

The “lifecycle” of an inmate’s incarceration is comprised of three basic components, beginning at intake and continuing through their release into the community.
Reception, Orientation and Assessment
Dodge Correctional Institution (male) and Taycheedah Correctional Institution (female) function as the primary reception or intake sites within the adult prison system. During the intake processes, inmates will be oriented regarding numerous matters, such as:
• Security expectations - institution rules, movement, property regulations, and other safety issues.
• Daily living expectations - hygiene, meals, housekeeping, mail, phone calls, and visiting.
• Business matters - inmate accounts, restitution and other legal obligations, canteen, legal loans, and money transactions.
A primary function of intake is Assessment and Evaluation. Inmates are evaluated by Health Services, Psychological Services, and Classification. This process takes approximately eight weeks. At the conclusion, an Initial Classification staffing is conducted. This staffing determines inmate custody, program assignments, and recommended site placements. After the staffing decision is approved, if a site other than the intake site is selected, inmate transfer will occur as soon as space is available at the receiving site.

Options and Opportunities During Incarceration
When an inmate arrives at his or her assigned facility, they are provided with information about programs available to them while incarcerated.
Aside from primary education, treatment and skills training programs, many other activities are available to inmates during incarceration. These vary by facility and may include:
• Community Service
• Parenting
• Vermaculture
• Dog Training
• Recovery Support Groups
• Veterans Assistance
• Gardening
• Recreation
• Visiting
• Hobby/Craft Activities
• Religious Study & Services
• Work Assignments
• Music
• Restorative Justice
The DOC is a "Local Education Agency," which can be defined as a public authority legally recognized as an administrative agency for public elementary or secondary education. Within the DOC, the Division of Adult Institutions offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Career Technical Education (CTE/Vocational) programs at 18 correctional institutions and nine correctional centers for eligible inmates who are identified as having an academic or vocational need.

The ABE program includes General Education Development (GED); High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED); and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. The CTE/Vocational Program includes 23 vocational areas of study, with 13 possible apprenticeship opportunities. As of July 2016, the DOC has added post-secondary educational opportunities for associate and bachelor degree programs, in collaboration with the state's technical college system and four-year colleges and universities. For more information on ABE and CTE/Vocational programs, please see Opportunities and Options Resource Guide, which is available in both English and Spanish.

Screenings and assessments intended to evaluate an inmate’s educational literacy levels and needs are completed as part of DAI’s overall Assessment and Evaluation for Primary Education.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Programs
• English as a Second Language
• General Education Development (GED)
• High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)
Career Technical Education (CTE)/Vocational Programs
• Auto Maintenance
• Barbering and Cosmetology
• Braille Transcription
• Building Maintenance and Construction
• Cabinetry and Cabinet Making
• Commercial Bakery
• Computer-Assisted Drafting
• Computer Help Desk
• Computer Literacy
• Computer Numerical Controls
• Culinary Arts and Food Service
• Custodial Services
• Industrial Maintenance Mechanics
• Horticulture
• Institution Food Production
• Machine Tool Operations
• Masonry
• Motorcycle, Marine, and Outdoor Products
• Multi-Operational Aide
• Office Assistant/Aide
• Office Software Applications
• Printing
• Welding

Preparing for Release
The overall goal of pre-release planning is to assist inmates in their preparation for returning to their communities by:
• Providing individualized release planning with an assigned social worker, in connection with an assigned DCC probation and parole agent.
• Encouraging and establishing positive contact with family and/or other support systems to initiate, maintain, and finalize release planning.
• Establishing appropriate post-release residency and treatment plans, as needed.
• Offering options for post-release employment and/or educational opportunities.
• Providing referrals and resources for assistance throughout the pre-release process.
• Encouraging participants to take personal responsibility for his/her actions now and in the future.

Inmate Locator

WI DOC - Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center (SPCC) is a facility in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

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Visitation Information

WI DOC - Sanger B Powers Correctional Center - Visitation

Visitor Information
The DOC encourages visitation of an inmate’s family and loved ones to maintain close and constructive family and personal relationships and support.

Visiting Hours Saturday and Holidays: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday and Holidays: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Note: Visitors will not be admitted if they do not arrive 30 minutes prior to the end of visiting hours. Holiday Visiting Schedule If a holiday falls on a Wednesday there will not be any evening visits. WCCS recognizes the following holidays for visiting purposes:
• New Year’s Day January 1
• Martin Luther King Day Third Monday in January
• Memorial Day Last Monday in May
• Independence Day July 4th
• Labor Day First Monday in September
• Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November
• Christmas Eve December 24th
• Christmas Day December 25th
• New Year’s Eve December 31st

Arrival and Parking
Visitors should not arrive more than 15 minutes prior to visiting hours. No loitering is permitted in the parking lot area. No one is allowed to remain on state property waiting for other persons who are visiting, including waiting in the parking lot or in vehicles, nor are any persons or animals permitted to be left unattended in vehicles.

Vehicles must be secured (windows rolled up, doors locked). If your vehicle is found unsecured, your visit may be terminated. Handicap parking spaces are provided for visitors who have a physical disability. Vehicles using the handicap parking spaces must have license plates or state-approved display cards that authorize handicap parking.

Verbal communication, waving, sounding of horns or blinking headlights to signal inmates is strictly prohibited. Disabled or stalled vehicles must be reported to the Lobby Sergeant immediately. Lobby Procedures On arrival at the lobby, visitors will be required to complete a Request to Visit Offender Form (DOC-176). Visitors age 16 or older must provide photo identification. Acceptable forms of photo identification are:
• Valid State Driver's License
• Valid Passport or Visa
• Valid Department of Transportation Picture I.D. (motor vehicle department)
• Valid Military identification card
• Valid tribal I.D. (if it provides photo)

Only visitors on the approved visiting list will be permitted to visit. Visitors will not be permitted to stay in the lobby unless waiting to enter the institution. Anyone denied visitation must leave state property immediately, including parking lots; waiting in vehicles is not allowed. Metal Detection Procedures Visitors will be denied entry to the visiting room if they are unable to successfully pass metal detection inspection after three attempts. In order to expedite the entrance process, visitors should avoid wearing clothing with metal attached, such as buckles, snaps, excess jewelry, bib overalls, wire in undergarments, etc. Special Accommodations Visitors who have a disability or medical condition requiring an accommodation in order to clear lobby or metal detector procedures will need to have their physician complete a Visitor Requesting Accommodations form (DOC-2424). A visitor may request this form when they complete the Visitors Questionnaire (DOC-21AA) by checking the appropriate box. The prospective visitor must then send the Visitor Requesting Accommodations form to a physician who can verify the need for an accommodation. The physician must complete, sign and return the form to the facility Security Director/Designee. The accommodation request form must be completed and approved prior to visitation. Any visitor who utilizes a wheelchair on a visit must use an institution approved wheelchair. This may be a personal wheelchair or one provided by the institution, as determined by the institution. Personal wheelchairs may be searched. Prohibited Items The following items are not allowed in any institution:
• Weapons
• Illegal drugs
• Alcohol
• Tobacco and related products
• Matches and lighters
• Cell phones, pagers, or other electronic equipment
• Pets or other animals, except for those required as service animals for persons with disabilities
• Purses
• Cameras/video recorders (An inmate photographer may be available if requested. There is a cost per photo, payable by the inmate)
• Food items (vending machines are available)
• Reading materials or other papers without prior approval
• Children's books, games, and toys (such items are provided in the children's play area of each institution)
• Strollers
• Visitors may not bring in any items for an inmate without approval from a supervisor in advance of the visit. Allowed Items All items brought in are subject to inspection. Check with the facility regarding allowable medications. The list of allowed items is limited to the following:
• Coins and/or bills, not to exceed $20 for each visitor.
• Comb, pick or brush, limited to one for each visitor.
• Up to two baby blankets for each child.
• Up to four diapers for each child. Diaper bags are not allowed.
• Up to two plastic baby bottles for each child.
• One hand-held baby seat for each child.
• Diaper wipes. Must be kept in a clear plastic bag.
• One pacifier for each child.
• One coat and one pair of gloves for each visitor. Visitor Clothing Visiting areas are designed to cultivate a "family" atmosphere for family and friends of all ages. Visitors should dress and act accordingly. Footwear and acceptable attire must be worn at all times. The following apparel is considered inappropriate and will result in denial of visits. These restrictions apply equally to men, women and children.
• Watches.
• Transparent/translucent clothing.
• Shorts that are shorter than fingertip length with the visitor standing with proper posture, arms straight down, fingers extended.
• Skirts and dresses shorter than fingertip length plus three inches with the visitor standing with proper posture, arms straight down, fingers extended.
• Tops and dresses that are strapless, tube or halter style.
• Camisoles and tank tops are only permissible when worn under other attire.
• Tops and dresses that expose the midriff (front and/or back).
• Spandex or Spandex-like and Lycra or Lycra-like clothing. Tights or leggings of this material may be worn under attire of appropriate length as identified in this section.
• Exposed undergarments. • Clothing with revealing holes, tears or slits.
• Clothing or accessories with obscene or profane writing, images or pictures.
• Gang-related clothing, headwear, shoes, logos or insignias.
• Any clothing that may have the potential to cause undue attention.
• Internet “smart” technology and electronic recording equipment in any form is prohibited.

Visiting Room Rules
1. Due to limited space, should the visiting room fill up, the first visit started will also be the first visit terminated.
2. You are not permitted to pass or receive items during a visit without authorization from staff.
3. Displays of affection between inmates and their visitors is limited to an embrace and kiss at the beginning and end of each visit.
4. You are required to sit directly across the table from your visitor.
5. You and your visitor must keep both hands above the table at all times. Holding hands is allowed.
6. Visitors leaving the visiting areas are not allowed to re-enter the building on that given day.
7. Parents are responsible for supervising their children during visits. If the staff member feels that you are not keeping minor children under control, your visit will be terminated.
8. An adult must accompany any visitor under the age of 18.
9. Visiting with another inmate’s visitor is not allowed.
10. Visitors are required to use the designated bathroom facilities, located at the entrance of the Center.
11. Packages, paperwork and containers will not be allowed during visits without prior authorization from the Captain/Superintendent and, when authorized, will be inspected by security staff.
12. Purses and diaper bags are not permitted inside the center. Diapers, individual wipes, plastic baby bottles, and toddler cups should be carried in a paper or plastic bag.
13. No property items for inmates may be brought in on visits without prior authorization from a supervisor.
14. No money orders or certified checks are to be brought in on visits.
15. Visitors are not allowed to bring in any food, beverages.
16. All food items from the vending machine must be purchased by the visitor. Inmates are not authorized to handle money.
17. Changing of infant diapers is only allowed in the designated visitor bathroom.
18. The use of offensive, loud, or vulgar language will result in the termination of the visit.

Outside Visiting
1. Outside visiting is held during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, weather permitting, as determined by staff.
2. Outside visits are conducted weather permitting and at the discretion of staff on duty.
3. Visitors must sit on the picnic benches provided in the outside visiting area.
• Do NOT straddle the benches
• Do NOT sit on top of the tables
• Do NOT move the tables
4. No personal property (including cellular phones, pagers, PDA’s, electronic devices or cameras) are allowed in the center except for baby supplies and a maximum of $20 in cash (for the vending machines).

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Facility Type

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is responsible for the operation of WI DOC - Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center (SPCC) where they supervise adults convicted of a state crime and then sentenced to a commitment period by the County or Circuit Judge. The penalty phase of the commitment is the length of the sentence imposed and what type of facility they will spend their time in. Once the inmate is taken into custody there is an orientation period where the offender is evaluated medically and psychologically. The results of their findings will have everything to do with the level of custody the prisoner will be incarcerated.

State prison is also referred to as a correctional facility, penitentiary or detention center and is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state. Convicted criminals are sent to prison as punishment and must follow very strict rules of conduct and order or they are held to additional punishment like loss of privileges or isolation. The address is N8375 County Line Rd, Oneida, WI located in Outagamie County.

There is a fundamental difference between jail and prison. It has everything to do with the length of stay for inmates; jail is short-term and prison is long-term. Jail is most commonly used within a criminal justice system for people charged with crimes who must be imprisoned until their trial, or those pleading or being found guilty of crimes at trial may be sentenced to a specified short period of imprisonment. Jails are usually run by local law enforcement county sheriff and/or local government police agencies.

Because prisons are designed for long-term incarceration, they are better developed for the living needs of their populations. State prison offers the inmate a more regular, routine life, the wider range of programs, better facilities and generally better food. The DOC has a bevy of disciplines for which an offender may be classified, they are Reception Centers, High Security (Males), General Population (Males), and Female Offenders.

State prison is very much like a town inside a town. There is a mayor (the warden - call 920-869-1095 for information), a store (the commissary), housing (cells), medical care (infirmary), library (law, education and lending), civic organizations (clubs), worship (chapel), a park (the recreation yard), a cafeteria (chow hall), police (correctional staff), a jail (disciplinary segregation unit, the SHU, the hole), laws (administrative rules), judges (hearings officers), and the inmates all have a job that keeps the institution operational.

There is no privacy in prison - inmates dress, shower, and use the bathroom in the company of other inmates.  Inmates are required to make their bunks and keep their personal possessions neat; All inmates wear identical clothing and must carry their identification card with them at all times.; Most possessions allowed must be purchased from the canteen; Meal times are assigned and inmates have a short time to eat and depart the chow hall, there are no seconds; Inmates are subject to searches of their person and/or cell at any time; All movements of inmates from one area to another are tightly choreographed, monitored and supervised to avaid any incidents between location changes.

Custody/Security Level

WI DOC - Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center (SPCC) is a minimum security state prison located at N8375 County Line Rd in Oneida, WI operated by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. This institution is considered the best situation to be in if you have to be incarcerated. Inmates assigned to minimum security prisons generally pose the least risk to public safety. Inmates live in dormitories on a campus that resembles a school more than a prison. Inmates must have less than 8 years on their sentence, be non-violent with a clear disciplinary history to qualify for minimum designation. There is much less supervision of inmate movement within the prison than at any other custody level.

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How To Send Things

There are strict procedures for everything related to "sending things to an inmate" in a State - minimum facility. This includes sending money for commissary packages, sending mail like letters with photos, magazine subscriptions, buying phone time, postcards and greeting cards, and even distance learning courses (get your degree, you've got a lot of extra time). You also need to know about visitation, what are the hours and rules.

All of the information you could ever need to know is below, patiently scroll the page and get as much information about WI DOC - Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center (SPCC) that you'd ever want to know. If there is anything that you were looking for, but don't see, please email us at aid@inmateaid.com.

How To Send Money:

How to Send an Inmate Money in Wisconsin

These are general guidelines for sending money to an inmate's commissary account. Inmates need money to access several privileges like weekly shopping at the commissary, making phone calls, using the email service where offered, using the electronic tablets where offered and paying their co-pay when needing the medical or dental services.

What is a Commissary?

A commissary is a store within the correctional institution. Commissary day is usually held once a week and can only be enjoyed if the inmate has funds in their commissary account. An inmate's commissary account is like a bank account within the prison. If the inmate has a job, their paycheck is deposited into this account, too.

The Commissary sells various products that the inmates may purchase if they have money on their books. The commissary sells clothing, shoes, snacks and food, as well as hygienic products like soap, shampoo, and shavers. The commissary might also sell entertainment-related products like books, magazines, televisions, radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, electronic tablets like an iPad (no internet access), songs and educational programming.

How you send money to an inmate?

Sending money to an inmate varies from state to state, depending if it is county, state or federal, their ways of accepting money for inmates’ changes by the money transfer company they’ve contracted with.

Federal Prisons and some state-level prisons have centralized banking systems which means that you do not need to know where they are specifically, just that they are in the state systems of for instance the California, Texas, Florida DOC or the FBOP to name a few.

Some facilities will allow you to deposit cash through the lobby window stand-alone kiosk in the lobby or visitation room. Most facilities will also accept a postal money order mailed to the institution’s inmate mailing address made payable to the full inmate’s name.

Electronic banking allows friends and family members to send the funds online, and correctional departments are starting to favor this method because it is less work for staff and more accurate/easier to keep track of, as well as being more convenient.

Regardless of the method of sending funds, there are several key things you will need to know:
• Inmate’s full committed name
• Inmate’s ID number
• Inmate’s location – or a system like the federal BOP

Before sending any funds you should find out what online transfer companies the institution your inmate is incarcerated in uses. You can find this information on our site by navigating to the facilities page click on the Money Transfer button under the address and phone number. Pay close attention to the rules of the facility. Sometimes they will require money senders are on the inmate's visitation list. Some correctional facilities have a deposit limit, like $200-300 at a time, but in federal, there is no limit.

Some of the money transfer firms are MoneyGram, JPay, OffenderConnect, Access Corrections, JailATM, CommissaryDeposit

Who else can access the money you send?

An inmate with fines or restitution will be subject to commissary/trust account garnishment. If the inmate has these financial obligations, they will be extracted from the inmate’s bank account. It may be a percentage or the entire amount depending on the situation. We recommend inmates who are going into their bid contact the counselor and make an arrangement beforehand. If you go in knowing they are taking 20-25% of all deposits is better than have them take it all and you find out in the commissary line when the account is zero.

Why is my inmate asking for more than I normally send?

This is generally a signal that the inmate is doing something they shouldn’t and need money to get them out of or through a situation. It could be gambling, it could be extortion it could be other things you don’t need to know on this forum (for now). Set boundaries with your inmate. Tell them that “this is the amount I can send each month” and that is it. There are no extras beyond the boundary. Also, NEVER send money to the account of another inmate on your inmate’s instruction. This is a sign that something is not right. If the corrections people discover this, and they do more times than not, it will result in some severe disciplinary action to the inmate, and certainly the loss of all privileges.

Who can I call if I suspect something?

We recommend speaking with the counselor or case manager of the facility and use a generic reference in the event that your suspicions are wrong. You needn’t put them in a more difficult position if they are.

How do I send money using MoneyGram?

Inmate Care Packages:

How to Buy Inmate Commissary Care Packages Online

Show your loved one how much you care – order a package today! The facilities usually have a weekly limit of about $100 per inmate, plus processing and tax. The orders do NOT count towards the inmates weekly commissary allowances Deposits can be made online for inmates 24/7 using a credit/debit card

There are also a few services that allow you how to order inmate commissary online. These trusted providers are approved and share revenue with the prisons from the sales to the inmates.

Here is a list of other similar programs prison commissary: Keefe Group, Access Securpak, iCareGifts, Union Supply Direct, Walkenhorst's, CareACell

Inmate Commissary:

What is Inmate Commissary?

Prison commissary (also sometimes referred to as inmate canteen) is a store for inmates housed within a correctional facility. While the very most basics may be provided for by a given correctional department, there are also other important goods/services that Florida prisoners and inmates must buy. For instance, supplies such as supplementary food, female hygiene products, books, writing utensils and a plethora of other things are examples of things that can be purchased as part of an inmate commissary packages for goods.

What is an Inmate trust account?

When you add money to an inmate account, the prison funds are stored on an inmate trust fund. This prison account basically acts as a personal bank account of an inmate. They will use this account to make Inmate Calls, pay for postage to Send Photos from Inmates, send emails from inmates, purchase Items from Commissary, receive wages from jobs, and more.

How To Send Mail:

This is how to send your inmate at WI DOC - Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center (SPCC) letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines

Incoming and outgoing inmate mail is subject to inspection for the presence of contraband that might threaten the safety, security or well-being of the jail/facility, its staff, and residents. Inmates may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender. If no return address is available, unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate's locker until the inmate's release.

Inmate mail cannot contain any of the following: Create an immediate threat to jail order by describing the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape that realistically are a danger to jail security; Advocate violence, racial supremacy or ethnic purity; No current inmate-to-inmate mail will be allowed and will be destroyed.

The easiest workaround is to look over the mailing services of InmateAid. We have an automated system for sending your loved one that special message or picture. We send thousands of pieces of mail per month with NO issues with the prisons or jails. The envelopes display the InmateAid logo, the mail room knows for certain that the contents will not be compromising. This trust was established in 2012.

How To Send Greeting Cards and Postcards:

Greeting cards are great for the holidays and birthdays. The ones from the store often have more than just the message because the policies surrounding appropriate content (no nudity or sexually suggestive material no matter how funny), and they cannot have glitter, stickers or anything else that makes the card different from a normal plain old card. Instead of going to the Hallmark store in the mall and looking around for hours - go to our easy to search Greeting Cards service.

It takes literally 45 seconds and it's very affordable for what you're getting (and what they are getting, too!). Select from 100s of birthday, anniversary and every holiday you can think of, and VERY easy to send from your phone on InmateAid:

Don't forget Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, New Year's, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Passover, Easter, Kwanzaa or Valentine's Day!

In less than a minute and only $0.99, this act of kindness will be worth a million to your inmate. If you have a picture or two and don't want to write a long letter. Type out a little love in the message box and send your latest selfie... only 99 cents!

Don't wait until the moment has passed, it's easy and convenient to let them know you're thinking of them at every moment.

How To Send magazines and Books:

Send magazines to WI DOC - Sanger B. Powers Correctional Center (SPCC) at N8375 County Line Rd, Oneida, WI

Send the best magazines and books to your Inmate in jail or prison, it's the gift that keeps on giving all year round, There is nothing more exciting to an inmate (besides their release date) than getting their favorite magazine every month at mail call.

Magazines and books must come directly from the publisher. You are not allowed to send single magazines in an envelope. They need to come directly from the publisher with your inmate's name affixed to the address label. Magazine subscriptions are easy to set up, it takes literally 2 minutes.

You know when you go into the grocery and browse the new magazines on display? You see hundreds. Inside they place a little card that if you fill it out and send it in with your inmate's name, ID number and facility address - you drop it in the mail and in 8-12 weeks your inmate gets an issue every month for a whole year. Thankfully, there is an easier way, just CLICK here and browse yourself. Select a title or two and add your inmate's name to the order. It's fast, it's reliable and it's at a discounted rate for your convenience.

How To Save Money on Inmate Calls

The prison phone companies have a monopoly at the facility they have a contract with. Profits are shared so there is no incentive for their representatives to show you how to save money. They post their rates and in almost every case, there are at least two pricing tiers. Depending on where you are and where your inmate is, the type of phone number you use will make all the difference.

In federal prison, the answer is simply that a new local number will change your inmate's call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute. Fed gives you only 300 minutes per month, the local line service is only $5.00, no hidden fees or bundling of other unwanted service charges

For the other facilities that are not federal, it used to be that a local number was the answer. Now, its market intelligence and InmateAid has made it their business to know what the best deal is in every scenario. And we can tell you that in 30% of the cases, we cannot save you a penny - and neither can anyone else. But we will give you a refund if we can't save you money.

For more specific information on inmate calls, you will want to navigate to the facility your inmate is incarcerated in through our site by going to Prison Directory and following the links to the Discount Telephone Service - get an honest estimate before you buy.

Ask The Inmate

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