We mail new books to inmates.

We mail used books to inmates.

We mail back-issue magazines to inmates.

We set up magazine subscriptions for inmates.

Please know the regulations for your loved one before ordering. 

New TDCJ Regulations: No Lingerie Images

No Semi-Nude Imagery, No Buttock, No Throng Swimsuits etc.


IMailToPrison.Com and The Paperback Shop are an approved vendor for TDCJ,

and many other states as well as Federal Prisons and many jails.*

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    Dear Customer,

    Welcome to IMailToPrison.Com!

    It is hard to have someone you love in prison.  We can make it easier for you and help you to make your loved one's life inside bit better too.  The Paperback Shop is an Approved Vendor for TDCJ Inmates with over 20 years of experience helping inmates with books.  Families and friends can now send used and new books, puzzles, calendars and magazines to prison.  We guarantee delivery*. Put our knowledge of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to work for you.

    Your Loved One not in a Texas State Prison? We mail ANYWHERE.  Be sure of the regulations for your state or county before ordering.  As a bookstore and national website, we are able to mail to books, puzzles and calendars to many other states, county jails and all Federal Prisons. 

    If your inmate is not in TDCJ, please check out our U. S. State Prisons information page**. Our magazines subscriptions are mailed by the publishers and are not packages.  Our books, puzzles and calendars and back-issue magazine packages are Mailed USPS from our bookstore or our national distribution warehouse.  

    Books, puzzles and calendars and back-issue magazines do not qualify as shipped from publisher by states' DOCs or by county jails that have that requirement. Magazine subscriptions are fullfilled by the publishers on that publishers schedual.

    All packages are mailed USPS to Prisons, as required by many facilities. 

    Still need help?  If we do not answer the phone, leave a message!  

    Mon - Fri  9 to 6  
    Saturday  10 to 4

    Now you know how to send new books, used books, calendars, back issue magazines, new magazines by subscription, puzzles to your loved one in prison.

    Best Wishes,

    Jane Gray, 

    *Guarentee for TDCJ Orders:

    Program Units: Special restrictions are placed on inmates in program (such as faith based programs, adiction/recovery) units Jester, Glossbrenner, Halbert, Johnston, Sayle & Vance. Families and friends should check with those units as the regulations vary.  Magazines are not recomended. 

     All Other Units: If any new book ordered from us is denied, we will send a replacement title of the same price.  If a book or books from a used set is denied, we will replace with a similar book.  If three or more books are denied in a grab bag, we will replace with similar books.

    **Inmates not in a Texas State facility: Every state and each of the thousands of county jails have individual regulations and different requirements.  We cannot guarantee that after the book or magazine or calendar is delivered, that every jurisdiction will allow every product. Read our terms andconditions for more information.