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Old 08-13-2007, 09:09 PM
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Default Sent bible, he still hasn't gotten it

Ok, so we sent our family friend a Bible at his request. We sent it from Walmart and it was leather bound. It should have gotten there btw Wednesday and Thursday of last week. He still hasn't seen it. Do you think that it is lost? Rejected because it was leather bound? Still being processed? How long does it take for inmates to get books. He's at MCC chicago.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:10 AM
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It's hard to respond with any certainty because every prison has its own rules of what is/isn't allowed. You ought to call that particular institution before ever mailing anything to make sure if it's on the approved list of items. Some items are approved but only from certain vendors.

With that said, how long ago did you have this Bible sent? My friend typically doesn't receive packages we mail until 1-3 months after we've sent them, often due to lockdowns at the facility he's in.

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Have you checked with Walmart to make sure it was delivered? There may have been some kind of delay through them.

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Thanks for the replies. I called Walmart. They said it was delivered. Called the prison, they said that if it was delivered it is probably in the mail room and the leather binding wouldn't make a difference. just no hard cover. Thanks for all your help and insight!
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Before Ben transferred it only took about 7 days from shipment to delivery for him to get his books. From what I've seen from some other posts on here, that is record time. I haven't mailed any to the new facility yet. Hopefully your friend will get his new Bible soon.

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For some reason here in michigan it took my brother several weeks to get his bible unlike other books I had sent him. hrmmm...
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