MailToPrison.Com and The Paperback Shop are a TDCJ approved vendor 

and accepted by 

Federal Prisons and many State Prisons* & County Jails.*

All packages are mailed USPS.

New & Used Books, Magazines & Magazine Subscriptions and Calendars for prison inmates. 

*Please know the regulations for your loved one before ordering. 


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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 25 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 to the TDCJ facility 

    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 inmates of many other state's prisons, 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 fulfilled by the publishers on that publishers schedule.

    Best Wishes,

    Jane Gray, 

    +Guarantee for TDCJ Orders:

    NOTE: We will cancel any order, or individual publications in an order, that is known to include sexual imagery  is not longer accepted in TDCJ. 

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

     All Other Units: See our Terms and Conditions for publication replacement guarantee.

    **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 and conditions for more information.


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