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My man cannot use phone yet after being in Ad Seg.... but I sent him Christmas card and letters. I know mail been slow due to holidays, plus we were going thru some issues. : ( Figured he needed space--Due to issues with his mother during Thanksgiving visit. But he had someone else call me with message from him. Why he has not heard from me?? Did I still care/love him??....That's how I know he never got Christmas card and letters. Plus he needed writing supplies, stamps, paper, envelopes. The guy calling said it has been all bad for my man...... Does anyone know how long it takes for them to receive mail????
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Yep, mail on the inside was slow. I sent my Christmas card well before and he just received it. I have gotten 4 cards from him between then and now though.
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Yes sometimes they will get the mail fast, like a week , other times it can take a month. It sucks but its normal.
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Thanks for answering. As I mentioned we had issues And with his stubborn butt I knew it would be a minute before I heard from him after his last letter a lil over a week before Christmas. I know I sent a couple letters explaining my side of situation and then the Christmas card bout week before Christmas. So just been waiting.....
I usually am the one who sends writing materials. His family been doing the packages, but due to our issues I think maybe he did not get one. So I sent him writing supplies and was just trying to figure out how long before I get a letter back.
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Can anyone who has recently written their Loved One,tell me if you know how long it took him to get your mail? I completely forgot that it takes them longer to get our mail and I barely mailed off my hub's V'day cards ...I'm hoping he'll get them by V'day...I don't want to ask him whenever he calls,how long it takes him to get my mail,because he'll ask why,and I'll say,"Oh I was just wondering ." and then he'll say something like,"How long we been doing this Ish!" (Ish my word,"SH*T" his word.) As if I'm asking him a stupid question...LOL
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@S4L I would say it takes about 10days or 12 I always count 15 days from when I send it and on the 14th or 15th day I get a letter back but, sometimes it can be really bad and take longer :/
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Can anyone who has recently written their Loved One,tell me if you know how long it took him to get your mail? I completely forgot that it takes them longer to get our mail and I barely mailed off my hub's V'day cards ...I'm hoping he'll get them by V'day...I don't want to ask him whenever he calls,how long it takes him to get my mail,because he'll ask why,and I'll say,"Oh I was just wondering ." and then he'll say something like,"How long we been doing this Ish!" (Ish my word,"SH*T" his word.) As if I'm asking him a stupid question...LOL
I sent mine on Monday, & I am hoping he gets it in time!!! I sent his X-Mas card 2 weeks prior & it got to him in time!
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Hi ladies.... how long does it take for them to get our mail? cuz my husband is like whats up with my mail & i sent out mail=( can someone run it down to me thanx
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Hi ladies.... how long does it take for them to get our mail? cuz my husband is like whats up with my mail & i sent out mail=( can someone run it down to me thanx
it takes about a month or so for them to get our mail.
And it takes about a couple days for us to get theirs
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it takes about a month or so for them to get our mail.
And it takes about a couple days for us to get theirs
thanx yea when he calls hes like babe ur mail is old haha
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Hi everyone. A friend has been sent to Centinella and I want to know if the mail rules are the same? Anything I need to know?
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Hi ~ can we mail stamps or mail envelopes with stamps on them already?
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yes you can, if you look in the information thread it should tell you what you can and cannot send and how many
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I got a letter today with nothing in it has this ever happened to anyone before?
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Yup, sure did. They checked it so good, it never got sealed properly.
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Yup, sure did. They checked it so good, it never got sealed properly.

Im sorry that happened to you too!!! 2 of my letters in a row, my fambam application and a letter all unsealed the application was not in there so Im calling the mail room 1st thing monday morning! In the 5 years I have done this no other prison has done that but this one and this is the 3rd time. We have only been here for 3-4 months
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I always get letters that arent sealed properly and it makes me so upset because i know one of these days the letter is gonna fall out!
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Has anyone had any trouble with cards or card stock not getting through? I make my own cards because I use my own photos. I didn't have any trouble at Wasco, but he's in CEN now. I didn't even think about it til just now, AFTER I went through a lot of work getting them printed... Grrr I make some with Vellum, a transparent material...not plastic or vinyl. It's a material a lot of store bought cards are made from, but from what Im reading, CEN is kind of picky in a lot of areas.
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Are they still not allowed to have stamps and envelopes separate at CEN? I have been sending the stamps the kisok in the post office prints out, 10 at a time, with envelopes. Is that acceptable for CEN? Are they strict with fufu on the letters? I always like to do that, but I want him getting the mail.
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Hey y'all. My love has been endorsed for transfer from Avenal to Centinela. Does anyone know if they have email capabilities over at Centinela?
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Hey y'all. My love has been endorsed for transfer from Avenal to Centinela. Does anyone know if they have email capabilities over at Centinela?
I use Letter Quick. He usually receives my letters the same day or the next day. It costs the same as mailing a letter.
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Letter Quick was awesome!!! It was really helpful..
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Letter quick? What's that and how do I access it? Is it thru Jpay?
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Letter quick? What's that and how do I access it? Is it thru Jpay?
Message me and I will send you the web address. I don't think it can be posted here. You could always google it.
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Message me and I will send you the web address. I don't think it can be posted here. You could always google it.
Yep I did google it already and am registered. As of today he is still at Avenal. I can't wait for the day he is out of that damn death trap! I know that once he arrives at Centinela he has to go thru reclassification all over again so he gave me a heads up that I may not hear from him for at least 2 weeks maybe more. I'm going to try to have my phone set up before he gets there also. But I figure I could use this Letter Quick to mail him while we wait for reclassification to be completed and housing to be assigned. Thanks so much for the info
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