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Inmate Mail Information


Incoming Offender Mail: With the exception of special/legal mail, incoming mail is opened and reviewed for the presence of unallowed items. Incoming mail must include the offender's commitment or department recognized legal name and Offender Identification (OID) number.
Incoming mail may include: paper with words/drawings; signed unmusical, commercial greeting cards and postcards; photographs (Polaroid photos must have the backing removed); periodicals and published materials shipped from the publisher; and clippings or photocopies of published materials that meet criteria.

How to send money to offenders: Acceptable fund instruments are: money orders, cashier checks, and certified bank checks.

All money orders, cashier checks and certified bank checks must be mailed to the following address:
Offender name, OID number,
MCF- (facility name where offender is housed)
PO Box 1000
Moose Lake, MN 55767

Money orders and checks must continue to be made payable to the offender with OID number and must include your name and complete address, including city, state, and zip code.

**Letters and other mailings must continue to be mailed to the facility where the offender is housed.

Money orders and/or letters will be returned to the sender if not sent appropriately as stated above.

Special/Legal Mail: Special and legal mail may be sent or received in a sealed envelope. Incoming special/legal mail will be opened only in the presence of the offender. Staff may check the contents to ensure that the mail is legal or official in nature. Legal mail is logged. Legal mail includes correspondence to or from courts, court staff and attorneys.
Special mail includes correspondence to or from state and federal elected/appointed/regulatory agencies and officials.
Unallowed Mail: For safety and security purposes, the content of mail is regulated. Mail is denied that involves criminal activity; is identified as security threat group related; requests gifts or money from unrelated individuals, contain photos of staff, is coded material, contains unsanitary items such as hair, saliva, body secretions; certain sexually explicit situations including sexual intercourse, bodily excretory functions, sadism or bondage; personal photos displaying nudity by definition; and material advocating inferiority of an ethnic, racial or religious group.
Correspondence Review Authority: Each facility has a Correspondence Review Authority to review denied offender mail. Within a specified timeframe, offender's may request a review of their denied mail by the Correspondence Review Authority.
Forwarding Mail: First class mail and subscriptions will be forwarded for 60 days. After 60 days, or if a forwarding address is unavailable, the item will be returned to the sender.

Facility Addresses:
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Faribault
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Lino Lakes

Minnesota Correctional Facility - Oak Park Heights
Minnesota Correctional Facility Rush City
Minnesota Correctional Facility - St. Cloud

Minnesota Correctional Facility - Shakopee (Women's facility)
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater
Minnesota Correctional Facility - Willow River/Moose Lake

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They just rolled out a new way to send money to inmates also. It's called JPay and they have an app too. Can send via money gram also. I don't have all the details but I did download it and send some money off from my phone.
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