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Old 09-06-2016, 01:44 PM
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Is there a limit to what you can send to an inmate? How many pictures, how many pages in one envelope? I did not see anything in the handbook for FCI Mendota. Thank you.
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:08 PM
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Is there a limit to what you can send to an inmate? How many pictures, how many pages in one envelope? I did not see anything in the handbook for FCI Mendota. Thank you.
Not sure about pages but pictures is 25
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:42 PM
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Not sure about pages but pictures is 25
Thank you for the info. Quite a bit more than I thought!
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The inmate also has "property limits" for the number of photos they can keep. It's rarely enforced, but it is there. Photo albums were sold at the commissary when I was locked up, so many photos changed into one book. They have a limit on the number of books too.
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It depends on the prison. My husband's been in a prison where there was no limit, another prison had 20 pictures and where he's now, it's max 15 pictures. Not sure about letters as we pretty much only use phone and email.
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I would check on the prisons website or call their mail room to make sure. Every institution is different. My Boyfriends prison only allows 15 photos per envelope and if they are in administrative segregation they can only have 5.
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I'd like to send a 21 page or larger Internet printout of news stories to a pen pal at a satellite camp (Atwood if it matters). Assuming it's white paper and the news contains nothing sexy or gang-y or incitement, will that be OK? I seem to remember some facilities where Internet printouts are limited to 10 pages. The A&O handbook doesn't seem to mention a limit.

I'm guessing I should leave the pages loose and not include a staple or a paper clip.

Do I need to ask her what the rules are?
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I expect that she will receive the envelope without any problem, especially since she is in minimum security. The unknown variable is because with different mailroom COs, it is possible to have different results.
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Thank you.

I realized after I left the post office that mailrooms hate things stuck to envelopes. I had used the self-service kiosk that prints an address label and postage on a big stick-on thing.

Did I screw up or is that going to be OK? Should I have done hand-addressing and stamps?
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I think it will be OK. Some federal prisons, including Petersburg, now require all outgoing mail to have printed address labels. If they make the inmates use mailing labels, my guess is that incoming ones will be acceptable.
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I think it will be OK. Some federal prisons, including Petersburg, now require all outgoing mail to have printed address labels. If they make the inmates use mailing labels, my guess is that incoming ones will be acceptable.
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Firsthand experience, 20+ page printouts to Atwood these days are not getting returned.
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So you were able to send a 20 page print out successfully?
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Yes, it wasn't returned and the intended recipient got it.
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Thanks, that seems to be the consensus for the federal prisons now (at least for minimum security)
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Are we allowed to send stapled papers to inmates, I sent a menilla envelope with about 50 pages or so.is that too nany? Will it be sent back?
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I think 20 is probably the most & staples would depend on the security level/facility. Some may remove the staple, some may return it.
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I think 20 is probably the most & staples would depend on the security level/facility. Some may remove the staple, some may return it.
I have a BOP medication formulary document (already sent 7, of the 50, pages). Am wondering if I were to divide the remaining pages, into 2 manila mailing envelopes, would that work?

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You can send as many different envelopes as you wish. Property limits were enforced sporadically, if at all, but if the mail room received too many letters for one inmate all at the same time, it could possibly become an issue.
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I have a BOP medication formulary document (already sent 7, of the 50, pages). Am wondering if I were to divide the remaining pages, into 2 manila mailing envelopes, would that work?

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I talked with my friend, last night, and came up with the idea to take this to a copy center and have them done "back to back." Will cut the paper volume in half. He reminded me that I have sent envelopes with medical records that far exceeded this amount.
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I've sent a 30+ page printout to an FPC and it didn't get returned.
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