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State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019 or Later.
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!


County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.


Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

States

Alabama

Alabama Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
http://www.doc.state.al.us/default.aspx

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor tofor Alabama DOC 

What can inmates in Alabama DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
Back Issue Magazines
New Paperback Books
Used Paperback Books

Restrictions:

Limit To Amount Received or Retained
Limited by Security Classification

 

 

NOTES:

Publications and Books:

  1. Inmates may receive no more than two (2) books and four (4) magazines or newspapers or combination thereof per month. AR 338, Inmate Property prescribes the number of items that inmates may have in his / her possession at one time.
  2. The publications should be received directly from the publisher or a recognized commercial distributor; and, must be pre-paid by a family member, friend, or from the inmate’s Prisoners Money on Deposit Account (PMOD).
  3. Receipt of publications by inmates in segregation shall be determined by the provisions indicated in AR 433, Administrative Segregation and Housing for Close or Maximum Custody, and AR 434, Disciplinary Segregation.

Calendars are not mentioned in the policy. The unit we contacted said the inmate could contact the captain for that information.
Calendars are NOT a recommended gift.



State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies.
We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current
information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated
information on this site.

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails


Information posted on county sheriff
websites is often incomplete or inaccurate.

Some of our information comes from phone
calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date.
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if
you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.


Mobile County Metro Jail – new books from publisher or bookstore

Alaska

Alaska Department of Corrections

 

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
http://www.correct.state.ak.us/corrections/

IMailtoPrison.Com is an Authorized Vendor  for Alaska DOC

What can inmates in Alaska prisons receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions

New Paperback books: verbally approved with success to some prisons and denial in others.  Check with  each mailroom for every order.

 

Restrictions:

Limit To Amount Received or Retained

 

NOTES:

All publications, including magazines, comics, graphic novels, books or newspapers, must be ordered and received directly from an approved vendor. Prisoners must have sufficient funds to pay for any order in advance. Family or friends may order publications for delivery to a prisoner directly from the approved vendor. The Superintendent shall maintain a list of vendors approved by the Director of Institutions or their designee. “Approved vendors” has been verbally defined as those that are recognized or can be verified such as IMailToPrison.Com.

 

No restrictions nor specific approval found for ordering calendars for Alaska prison inmates.

 

VERIFY: “Approved vendors” has been verbally defined as those that are recognized or can be verified such as IMailToPrison.Com.

 

Regulations for books:

Inmates are allowed 5 books at a time: new books only; no used books. Administrative Segregates inmates may only have hardcover Bibles and Korans approved by the Segregation Units Supervisor.

 

State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

 

Arizona

Arizona Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

 

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://corrections.az.gov

 

What can inmates in Arizona DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions

Restrictions:

Many:

 

NOTES:

Department authorized publishers may directly sell or donate their new or used publications to individual inmates provided the content of the publications meets standards and guidelines outlined in this Department Order. Used publications must be in good condition, free of highlighting, underlining, notes, or other marks. (We do not recommend mailing used books to Arizona inmates)

Third Party Vendors such as Amazon.com, Amazon Marketplace, Barnes and Noble Marketplace, e-Bay, and Craig’s List are not authorized retailers or distributors.

Note: ADOC has incorrectly identified this site as a third-party vendor. We can no longer accept book orders for Arizona State Inmates.

State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

 

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

 

Mohave County: Books and Magazines must be mailed to the facility by a book store or publisher.

 

Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
http://adc.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Arkansas DOC.

What can inmates in Arkansas DOC receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
Back Issue Magazines
New Paperback Books
New Hardcover Books
Calendar*maximum size 8 X 11- mini calendars only
Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

Restrictions:

None Known.

NOTES:

Inmates may receive publications from recognized commercial, religious or charitable outlets. All publications are subject to inspection and may be rejected if found to be detrimental to the security, discipline or good order of the institution, or if it is harmful to the goal of rehabilitation, or if it proposes, condones or provides information likely to facilitate criminal activity.

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State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

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County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

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Miller County: soft cover books directly from a publisher or book store. Hard cover books are not allowed. Magazine subscriptions are not allowed.

 

California

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation + county jail regulations

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
http://cdcr.ca.gov/

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for California DOCR.

What can inmates in California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, DCOCR, receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
Back Issue Magazines
New Paperback Books
Used Paperback Books
Calendars: 12″ x 24″ maximum dimensions.

Hardcover regulation: “If the inmate chooses to accept the hardback book staff shall, in front of the inmate, remove the entire cover from the book.” According to some customer reports, this policy is not enforced and hardbacks are denied, this is not verified.

Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

Restrictions:

Limit To Amount Received or Retained

 

 

NOTES: Policy revised 7/6/20

General Population Privilege Group A,B,C &  SHU/PSU: 10 BOOKS, MAGAZINES, AND NEWSPAPERS (Paperback or hardback with cover removed only. Limits not to include correspondence course or legal materials, and a Calendar.

Intake/Processing &  ASU : 5 BOOKS, MAGAZINES, AND NEWSPAPERS (Paperback or hardback with cover removed only. Limits not to include legal materials *No Calendars, No correspondence course

When inmates receive new books, they must turn in their old ones.

How CDCR distributes books:

Books go to R&R and are logged in there. They go through R&R because books are considered ‘personal property’. The inmate will receive a ‘ducat’ to go to R&R, where he/she will be able to pick up the books and trade in his/her old ones. This process may take some time. Whenever the mail gets backed up, R&R also tends to get backed up. This is especially true during holidays, lockdowns, etc.

State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

 

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

Almeda County (Santa Rita Jail) new paperbacks, limit 6 a day, on-line dealers only

Butte County:  Publisher only (magazines only from this site)
Fresno County Magazines, newspapers and paperback books if mailed directly from a publisher, book club or bookstore- no calendars. Limit 5 per package

Contra Costa Countyinmate publications are subject to a case-by-case review and approval,  may not be "oversized" 

Kern County: directly from the publisher, Barnes and Noble or Amazon (Limit 2 soft bound books per shipment)

King County: Publications, magazines or newspapers shall be accepted only if they are mailed directly from the publisher to a named inmate by USPS

Los Angeles County Jail– new or used paperbacks from bookstore- limits 3 books & 3 magazines per week- no explicit sex:
Addresses found here http://shq.lasdnews.net/pages/PageDetail.aspx?id=1512

Mendocino County: softcover books from publisher or retailer

Orange County Jail we are not an authorized vendor
Placer County: may receive from bookstores/commercial distributor

Riverside: denied paperback new book set by this website as from 2nd party vendor. Denied store sent puzzles as unapproved vendor

Sacramento County: No bookstores, on-line services only. Paperbacks only. Inmates can have 5 books at a time.

San Bernadino: bookstore ok

San Diego: new paperbacks from bookseller or publisher

San Joaquin: paperback books and magazines directly from publisher or bookstore

San Luis Obispo: 5 new paperback books from non-retail outlet (website only)

San Mateo: paperbacks from publishers only

Stanislaus County:- pre-approved publisher orders only

Santa Clara: No Hardcovers. Must be from publisher, with ID# or through Catholic Charities

Santa Rita : no hardcovers. Must be from publisher or on-line bookstore.

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Colorado

Colorado Department of Corrections + county jails

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://www.colorado.gov/cdoc/

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Colorado DOC

What can inmates in Colorado DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
Back Issue Magazines
New Paperback Books
New Hardcover Books
Calendars
Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

Restrictions:

Other Special Limits and Restrictions – See Notes

NOTES:
Approved Source of Supply: Publisher, retail/wholesale dealer of mail order products for books, magazines, hobby craft, faith items, personal clothing and health care items, or other items as
determined by the administrative head, with an address or post office box and an operational business phone number or business
email address, which may be used to verify that the business exists.

Publication: Any information or material in the form of a book, booklet, pamphlet, flyer, magazine, periodical, newsletter, photograph or other pictorial depiction of similar document, including stationery and greeting cards, writing, drawing, or cartoon created by any individual, organization, company or corporation which is distributed or made available through any means or media. (Wire bound publications are disapproved in another policy)

NOTE: Used books are now specifically banned. No mention of back issue magazines which are older and could be used, such as the Quick Pack of Comics or Old National Geographic which are sold on this site. If an order is placed and refused, this information will be updated and that first customer will have a refund. (6/9/22)

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State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2022
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

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County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

Crowley County: Approved Vendors only (does not include this website)

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Send books to Colorado prison inmates.

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Corrections

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
http://www.ct.gov/doc/site/default.asp

IMailtoPrison.Com is an Authorized Vendor  for Connecticut DOC.

What can inmates in Connecticut DOC, CDOC, receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
Back Issue Magazines*
New Paperback Books
Calendars
Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

NOTES:
Books and magazines can only be sent to an offender, if they are in new condition and are packaged and shipped by the book store, book club or publisher from which they are purchased.

*Back Issue Magazines: Our sets of Old National Geographic and Comic Books would be denied. Other Back Issue Magazines are in new condition.

State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails

Information posted on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate.
Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date. New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

No County information at this time. 

How to send books and magazines to Connecticut Prison Inmates.

Delaware

Delaware Department of Corrections

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
http://doc.delaware.gov/

 IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for  Delaware DOC.

 

What can inmates in Delaware DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
Back Issue Magazines
New Paperback Books
Used Paperback Books
Calendars
Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

Restrictions:

Specific Facility Limit or Restrictions

 

NOTES:
Inmates may not receive “oversized” books. Limits, if any, based upon storage available in each facility.

 

State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

How to send books and magazines to Delaware Prison Inmates.

Florida

 Florida Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

 

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
http://www.dc.state.fl.us/index.html

 IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for  Florida DOC.

What can inmates in the Florida DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • New Paperback Books
  • Used Paperback Books
  • New Hardcover Books 
  • Used Hardcover Books
  • Calendars

Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

Restrictions:

Limit To Amount Received or Retained
Other Special Limits and Restrictions – See Notes
Limited by Security Classification

No back issue magazines 

NOTES: 

Florida Cares: Inmate support and action group. https://floridacarescharity.org

 

Routine inmate mail  (letters) sent to these institutions need to be sent to the following address:

Inmate’s last name, first name, DC#
PO Box 23608
Tampa, FL 33623

Publications will go to the prison’s mailing address. More information on this page: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/ci/ContactInmate.html

Received and Retain Limits: inmates shall be limited to the possession of 4 personal books. Religious publications, correspondence study materials, and law books not available in the institution’s law library collection shall not be counted against this limit.

Coloring books may be denied.

Paperbacks preferred. -No metal in bindings, no spiral bindings. Most inmates can receive hard-back books .

*Florida State Prison Main Unit or in death row or close management status in any institution shall not be allowed to receive hard-cover publications. If a book is not available in paperbacks, there are ways around this restriction which can be found in the policy download.

Books with other bindings, including spiral and metal bindings can be approved using the steps outlined in the policy download.

Policy Download:  https://www.flrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?id=33-501.401

Limit of magazine/newspaper subscriptions.

  • 1 printed ≤ weekly
  • 4 printed ≥ weekly

Calendars limited by size, no greater than 24 inches by 12 inches when opened.  Every calendar on our Calendar page fits this description. Blank Journals/Diaries/Pocket calendars must be paperbound, not stapled, not larger than 9"x12".

State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2022
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

 

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

Broward County Jail: inmates must be pre-approved, softcovers from Barns & Nobel only
Collier 
County Jail: Magazines and soft cover books can be received if they are sent directly from the publisher and are appropriate for the jail and inmate environment. Jail Mail Room 239-252-9663 or 239-252-9666.
Hernando
 County Detention: 4 paperback books/magazines for retention, internet bookstore, books not larger than 8 1/2″ x 11″ x 1 1/2
Jacksonville
: limit 2 paperbacks, 4 magazines in possession, bookstores ok
Lee County: Religious or spiritual material can be donated to the jail chaplain and then requested by inmates.  No other publications.
Marion County Jail; One religious scriptural text and retain up to 3 other publications. publishers and bookstores.
Martin County Correctional; paperbacks from bookstores ok
Miami/Dade not more than 4 softcover publications received or retained.
Orange County
– bookstores ok, limit 4 paperbacks/magazines per pkg
Orlando County limit 4 paperbacks per shipment from bookstore
Pinellas County: new or used books from vendor
Santa Rosa County: No Books. Magazines & Newspapers by subscription only.
Seminole County: Magazine subscription only, no package of any kind.

 

How to send books and magazines to Florida Prison Inmates.

Georgia

Georgia: Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://gdc.ga.gov

 IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Georgia DOC.

What can inmates in Georgia DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
Back Issue Magazines
New Paperback Books
Used Paperback Books
Calendars
Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

 

Restrictions:

Specific Facilty Limit or Restrictions
Limit To Amount Received or Retained

 

 

NOTES:
Publications: Inmates may receive a limited number (limit not specified) of individual books, periodicals, or newspapers produced by major approved publishing companies, provided the publications are sent directly from the publisher concerned, or an established approved retailer.

Each Warden/Superintendent may establish a limit upon the number of publications allowed per prisoner, consistent with the accommodations available at each institution.

Restrictions, if any, on calendars not listed in Inmate Handbook. Verbal information from GDOC indicate that calendars fall under the same regulations as books. Must fit in the locker.

 

 

State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

 

 

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

Barton County: 1 paperback per month, must come from authorized retailer.
Cherokee county: books, periodicals, and magazines must be send directly from the publisher, authorized distributor or on-line retail distributor
Coweta County: receive or retain 4 New paperback <9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″, from publisher or book store
Gwinnett County: Paperbacks or Magazines, limit 4 per package, with packing slip from authorized retailer. No Amazon or EBAY independent sellers.
 Muscogee County – new books from bookstore ok

How to send books and magazines to Georgia Prison Inmates.

Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Public Safety

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
http://dps.hawaii.gov/

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Hawaii DPS

 

What can inmates in Hawaii prisons receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
Back Issue Magazines
New Paperback Books
Calendars
Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

 

Restrictions:

Limit To Amount Received or Retained

 

 

NOTES:
Regulations are not specific as to hardcovers, used books or calendars. Wardens may set limits on the number of volume of publications and inmate may receive or retain. Publication policy can be found here: https://dps.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/COR.15.05.pdf

 

 

Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

How to send books and magazines to Hawaii Prison Inmates.

Idaho

Illinois Department of Corrections + county jails

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/Pages/default.aspx

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Illinois DOC

What can inmates in the Illinois DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
Back Issue Magazines
New Paperback Books
Used Paperback Books
Calendars

 

NOTES:
*Inmates can receive publications from a vendor, friend or family. See the DOC web-site for package/packing restrictions. This is the least restrictive policy of any US State.

Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site. We hope this information is helpful to you for understanding the regulations on sending Books to Illinois DOC inmates and magazines to Illinois prisons.

 

State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

 

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

Cook County: No more than 3 paperback books or magazines per mailing.

DuPage County: Books, magazines and newspapers must be NEW and sent directly from the publisher or a reputable and verified .com company. Use PO Box 957

Knox County: Books, magazines and periodicals from the publisher, manufacturer or retail store.

How to send books and magazines to  Illinois Prison Inmates.

 

 

 

 

 

Illinois

Illinois Department of Corrections + county jails

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://www2.illinois.gov/idoc/Pages/default.aspx

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Illinois DOC

What can inmates in the Illinois DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
Back Issue Magazines
New Paperback Books
Used Paperback Books
Calendars

 

NOTES:
*Inmates can receive publications from a vendor, friend or family. See the DOC web-site for package/packing restrictions. This is the least restrictive policy of any US State.

Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site. We hope this information is helpful to you for understanding the regulations on sending Books to Illinois DOC inmates and magazines to Illinois prisons.

 

State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

 

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

Cook County: No more than 3 paperback books or magazines per mailing.

DuPage County: Books, magazines and newspapers must be NEW and sent directly from the publisher or a reputable and verified .com company. Use PO Box 957

Knox County: Books, magazines and periodicals from the publisher, manufacturer or retail store.

How to send books and magazines to  Illinois Prison Inmates.

 

 

 

 

 

Indiana

Indiana: Department of Corrections + County Jails

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
http://www.in.gov/idoc/

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Indiana DOC.

What can inmates in the Indiana DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
Back Issue Magazines
New Paperback Books
New Hardcover Books
Calendars

NOTES:
An offender must receive printed matter mailed directly from the publisher, the distributor or an accredited institution of higher learning,

Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site. We hope this information is helpful to you for understanding the regulations on sending books to Indiana inmates.

 

County Jail information: as posted on the county website or as verbally communicated by jail employee. This information is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date.

Clay County: no religious materials, no hardcovers, no clue as what will be accepted

Hancock County: Books or acceptable magazines from publisher or book company.

Howard County: new books & magazines from bookstore okay.

Lake County: Magazines and Newspapers from publishers. Softback books from Amazon.com 

Marion County: No publication allowed- NONE

Orange County: new and used publications, no hardcovers

How to send books and magazines to Indiana Prison Inmates.

Iowa

 Iowa: Department of Corrections + county jail regulations
 

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://doc.iowa.gov/offender/search

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Iowa DOC,

What can inmates in the Iowa DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
New Paperback Books
New Hardcover Books
Calendars

Restrictions:
None Known

NOTES:
Publications include periodicals, newspapers, books, and other printed matter. All publications shall be unused and sent directly from a reputable publishing firm or book store which does mail order business.

Purchases may be made by third parties so long as the item is sent directly from the approved vendor and the third party sender is an individual with whom the incarcerated individual is allowed to correspond per IDOC Policy: No anonymous gifts.

 


State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails
Information posted on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate.
Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date. New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

County Jails:

Marshall County Jail- new books from vendors okay

How to send books and magazines to Iowa Prison Inmates.

Kansas

Kansas Department of Corrections

 

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://www.doc.ks.gov

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Kansas DOC 

What can inmates in the Kansas DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
New Paperback Books
Back Issue Magazines
Used Paperback Books
Calendars.
Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

 

Restrictions:

Limit To Amount Received or Retained
Other Special Limits and Restrictions – See Notes

 

NOTES:

Each inmate is allowed to have 12 books and 10 magazines in their cell.

Calendars standard size, 12 x 12, verbal “okay” from one mail-room.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Calendar is too explicit for Kansas DOC.
Recommendation: think of that as a standard for all publications approval/denial by KDOC due to sexual imagery restrictions

 

Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.We hope this information is helpful to you for understanding the regulations on sending books to Kansas inmates.

 

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

Wyandotte County: Inmates must request permission to receive books. Approved sources include, but may not be limited to Amazon Fulfilment, Barns and Nobel. Very unhelpful mailroom limited information.

How to send books and magazines to Kansas Prison Inmates.

Kentucky

Kentucky Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://corrections.ky.gov/Pages/index.aspx

 

What can inmates in this prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions ONLY

Restrictions:
Limit To Amount Received or Retained

NOTES:

An inmate may receive publications from an authorized mail order
distributor of published materials. All publications received shall be
prepaid by the inmate though institutional procedures and mailed prepaid by the distributor. (NO BOOKS OR OTHER PUBLICATIONS FROM OUTSIDE)

Vague wording does not specify hardback/paperback, new or used, nor define or list “authorized” vendors.

Inmates may retain as many books as they have room to neatly store.

 

State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

 

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

Louisville Metro DOC: Inmates can accept books (paperback only) directly from online book retailers.

Lexington Community Corrections: publisher only, no bookstore or webstite

How to send books and magazines to Kentucky Prison Inmates.

Louisiana

Louisiana: Department of Public Safety & Corrections + parish jail information

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://doc.louisiana.gov

IMailtoPrison.Com is an Authorized Vendor  for Louisiana DPS&C

What can inmates in the Louisiana, LA DPS&C, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

New Paperback Books
Calendars
Magazine Subscriptions
Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

Restrictions:

Limit To Amount Received or Retained

NOTES:

Calendars officially limited to 10 x 8, however one mail room said they do allow the 12 x 12 & 11×13 calendars. Without firm guidelines a mini-calendar is recommended.

Retention is limited to what can be safely stored.

State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

County Regulations: Sending Books and More to Inmates in Parish Jails.  Information posted on Parish Websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date. New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

Jefferson Parish: up to 4 paperbacks from bookstore or publisher
Orleans Parrish: soft-cover publications only from the publisher, a distributor, a book club, or a bookstore

How to send books and magazines to Louisiana Prison Inmates.

Maine

 Maine Department of Corrections
 

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://www.maine.gov/corrections/

 

What can inmates in the Main DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions

 

NOTES:

Books must be ordered directly from either the publisher or an approved
commercial book distributor. – Does not include this web site.

Prisoners ordering non-religious magazines or newspapers, whether through a pre-paid subscription or on a single issue basis, must order them and receive them directly from the publisher or a commercial distributor, not necessarily listed on “approved list”

 

Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

   

How to send books and magazines to Maine Prison Inmates.

Maryland

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services + county jail regulations

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://news.maryland.gov/dpscs/

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Maryland, MDPSCS, prisons.

What can inmates in the Maryland DPSCS prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
New Paperback Books
Back Issue Magazines
Used Paperback Books

 

Restrictions:

Limit To Amount Received or Retained

 

NOTES:

Inmates may receive and retain publications that they have room to safely store.
No calendars

 

Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

 

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

Anne Arundel County Jail: Books are not allowed. 

Baltimore County Jail: Books sent through the mail directly from the publisher will be accepted ( booksstores okay) - no coloring books

 

 

How to send books and magazines to Maryland Prison Inmates.

Massachusetts

 Massachusetts Department of Corrections

 

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-department-of-correction

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor of Massachusetts DOC

What can inmates in the Massachusetts, MADOC, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
New Paperback Books
Back Issue Magazines.

No specific mention in policy against or for
Used books
Hardcover books
Calendars.
Policies on those publications may change by unit or security classification. We recommend you contact the unit before ordering these publications.
Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

 

Restrictions:

Specific Facility Limit or Restrictions

NOTES:

Inmates may purchase/receive books and periodicals directly from the publisher, from a book club, a book store or from the prison book program. Inmates of MADOC may retain 10 publications, excess to be shipped out or donated.

 

Each facility sets restrictions based on the security and rehabilitation needs and status of inmates.

Contact the prison holding your loved one for regulations regarding your inmate.

Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

 

How to send books and magazines to  Massachusetts' Prison Inmates.

Michigan

Michigan Department of Corrections

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://www.michigan.gov/corrections/

 

What can inmates in the Michigan DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions 

NOTES:

Check the MDOC web site for information on which specific vendors are approved. MDOC has a short list of companies you can used for books.

Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

How to send books and magazines to Michigan Prison Inmates.

County Regulations: Sending Books and More to Inmates in County Jails.

Wayne County:  3 new paperback books from bookstore or distributor, no journals or blank page books. "Inappropriate magazine and books are prohibited,"

Minnesota

 

Minnesota Department of Corrections

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://mn.gov/doc/

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Minnesota DOC.

What can inmates in the Minnesota DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
New Paperback Books
Calendars
Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

Restrictions:

Limit To Amount Received or Retained
Other Special Limits and Restrictions – See Notes

NOTES:

New Books only, priced under $40.
Inmates may retain up to 10 books
Magazines by subscription only
Calendars up to 12 x 12

Packages must contain a receipt identifying the purchaser. ( no anonymous gifts)

Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

How to send  magazines to Minnestota Prison Inmates.

Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Correction

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://www.mdoc.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx

 

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor to Mississippi DOC.

What can inmates in the Mississippi DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
New Paperback Books
Used Paperback Books
Calendars.
Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

 

Restrictions:

Limit To Amount Received or Retained

No Tattoo nor Motorcycle coloring books ( rule discovered because these were refused)

 

NOTES:

Publications must be pre-paid soft cover back books (order limit of 3).
Subscriptions and newspapers must be sent from the publisher, distributor or vendor.
Calendars 12 x 12 or smaller – policy did not specify if that is the opened or closed size-

 

Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

 

County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

Jackson County: May receive and retain 3 paperback books, from bookstore/website okay. Inmate must keep packing slip! Back issue magazines would be denied.

How to send books and magazines to Mississippi Prison Inmates.

Missouri

Missouri: Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
https://doc.mo.gov/

IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Missouri DOC.

What can inmates in the Missouri DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

Magazine Subscriptions
New Paperback Books
Hardbacks okay - EXCEPT inmates in ad seg 
Calendars

Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

Restrictions:

Specific Facility Limit or Restrictions

NOTES:

Magazine subscriptions can be placed AFTER an inmate has left the Reception & Diagnostic Center and is permanently assigned to a facility.

Reading material purchased by friends or family from a bona fide vendor as long as the reading material is sent into the institution by that bona fide vendor. Reading materials must meet censorship guidelines and must not exceed $100 in value, threaten safety and security of the institution or exceed property limits.

No regulations found for used books, or limits on the number of books inmates can receive or retain.

SPECIAL  All letters to inmates mail to

     Offender Name and DOC ID#
     C/O Digital mail Center- Missouri DOC
     P O Bos 25678
     Tampa FL 33622-5678
    State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.
    County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails

    Information posted on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate.
    Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
    We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date. New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

     County Jail Information:

    Mobile County Metro Jail – new books from publisher or bookstore

    St. Francois County Jail:  Books must be soft cover and come from a vendor

     

    How to send books and magazines to Missouri Prison Inmates.

    Montana

    Montana Department of Corrections

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://cor.mt.gov/

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor of Montana DOC.

    What can inmates in the Montana DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books
    New Hardcover Books.**
    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

    Restrictions:

    Other Special Limits and Restrictions – See Notes
    Limit To Amount Received or Retained

    NOTES:

    You must be on an inmate’s approved visiting list to order new publications or newspaper subscriptions for an inmate. – No anonymous gifts.

    Inmates may possess a limited number of publications, depending on their classification. Check with the inmate or the prison to find out the limit for a particular inmate.

    Hardcover books: new hard cover books that are not available in soft cover, provided the inmate is not in a locked housing unit

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    How to send books and magazines to Montana Prison Inmates.

    County Regulations Know to Us: Sending Books and other Publications to Inmates in County Jails.
    Note: Rules can change, or we could have been given wrong or incomplete answers. We cannot guarantee this information.

    Missoula County Detention Facility: does not accept food, books, writing materials or stamps for inmates.

     

    Nebraska

    Nebraska Department of Correctional Services

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://corrections.nebraska.gov

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Nebraska DOC.

    What can inmates in the Nebraska, NDSC, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books
    New Hardcover Books
    Calendars
    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

    NOTES:

    Publications, including but not limited to, newspapers, magazines,
    new soft-back books, paperbacks and new hardbound books: publications must be prepaid and shipped directly from the publisher or bookstore.

    Calendars 8 1/2 by 11 ( mini calendars only)

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    How to send books and magazines to Nebraska Prison Inmates.

    Nevada

    Nevada: Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://doc.nv.gov/Inmates/Home/

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Nevada DOC.

    What can inmates in the Nevada DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    • Magazine Subscriptions
    • New Paperback Books
    • Calendars

    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

    Restrictions:

    Limit To Amount Received or Retained

    NOTES:

    Ten personal books, including legal and religious books are the maximum amount authorized.

    Calendars: No metal parts, no nudity or sex, from a verifiable publisher or vendor in a factory sealed wrapper, not exceed maximum size of approximately 11″x18″.

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    County Regulations: Sending Books and More to Inmates in County Jails.

    Clark County: magazines, periodicals, soft-covered books, and newspapers must be mailed directly from a publisher or commercial dealer, such as IMailToPrison.Com

    Washoe County: magazines and books if they come directly from the publisher or a bookstore, such as The Paperback Shop (that return address that will be used for orders ).

     

    How to send books and magazines to Nevada Prison Inmates.

    New Hampshire

    New Hampshire: Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://business.nh.gov/inmate_locator/

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for NHDOC. 

    What can inmates in the New Hampsire DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books
    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

    Restrictions:

    Limit To Amount Received or Retained

    NOTES:

    Packages limited to 15 pounds, (which is about 20 to 25 midsize regular pocketbook paperbacks)

    no specific mention of used books, hardcovers or calendars found in policy

    State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails
    Information posted on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate.
    Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
    We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date. New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    Hillsbourough County- New books from a vendor or publisher that sells only new books. – our orders would be denied.

    How to send books and magazines to New Hampshire Prison Inmates.

    New Jersey

    New Jersey DOC + County Jails

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://www.state.nj.us/corrections/pages/OffenderInformation.html

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor to New Jersey DOC.

    What can inmates in the New Jersey, NJDOC, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books
    Used Paperback Books?
    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

     

    NOTES: Please check with the facility before purchasing any sexually provocative publications. 

    Old research included this information, not found on current state website:

    NJ Department of Corrections: any reading materials inmates receive by mail must come directly from the source (or publisher) of the reading materials.¹
    Each institution has their own policy regarding restrictions if any, on the amount of books an inmate is allowed to receive at one given time.²
    HOWEVER: We have successfully mailed used books in that have been delivered. This may be at the discretion of the mail room or policy change that is not updated on the website. Because this is the published policy, we can not guarantee delivery. Please check with your loved one’s unit MAILROOM before ordering. (and please tell us what you learned)

     

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

     

    County Jail information: as posted on the county website or as verbally communicated by jail employee. This information is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date.

    Camden County: mail to PO Box- we are not an approved vendor.

    Essex County: Inmates shall be permitted to receive soft covered books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from the publisher or reputable book store.

    New Mexico

    New Mexico Corrections Department

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://cd.nm.gov/

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for New Mexico DOC.

    What can inmates in the New Mexico, NMCD, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books
    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

     

    Restrictions:

    Specific Facility Limit or Restrictions
    Limit To Amount Received or Retained

     

    NOTES:

    Books and magazines will be accepted and delivered to inmates if they are received directly from the publisher or vendor, subject to other restrictions set out herein and in Special Management policies.

    Restrictions by inmate facility level or program can be found on the Personal Property Matirx here:

    https://cd.nm.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/CD-150200.pdf

    No calendars, or used books. (verbal information, not discovered in published policy)

     

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

     

    County Regulations: Sending Books and other Publications to Inmates in County Jails.

    Lee County: publications “mailed by the publisher via direct subscription (this does not include local book stores, Amazon or online bookstores)

    New York State

    New York State: Department of Corrections and Community Supervision + county jail regulations

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    http://nysdoccslookup.doccs.ny.gov/

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor to New York DOCCS prison inmates.

    What can inmates in the New York DCCS prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books
    Back Issue Magazines
    Used Paperback Books
    Calendars

     

    NOTES:

    Calendars, maximum size 18 x 14 when opened.

     

    County Regulations: Sending Books and More to Inmates in County Jails.

    New York City Jails:
    Inmates may receive one cubic foot (12 inches X 12 inches X 12 inches) of non-legal printed materials, including soft and hardcover books, magazines, newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, advertisements and other printed articles, in any combination. There is no limit on the amount of legal material and law books or legal publications an inmate may receive provided that, as stated above, no package may exceed fifteen pounds (15 lbs.) and each package must be less than twenty-four inches (24″) wide, twelve inches (12″) high, and twenty-four inches (24″) deep . Inmates may have one calendar.

    Erie County: New paperbacks from bookstore ok (verbal reply/ no info on website)

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    How to send books and magazines to New York State Prison Inmates.

    North Carolina

    North Carolina: Department of Adult Corrections + county jail regulations

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://www.dac.nc.gov/dac-services/criminal-offender-searches

     IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for North Carolina prison inmates. 

    What can inmates in the North Carolina, NCDPS, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    Back Issue Magazines
    New Paperback Books
    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

     

    Restrictions:

    Limited by Security Classification: "Offenders assigned to HCON, RHCP, or RHDP may not possess hardback or spiralbound publications."

    NOTES: From the state website

    Letters to NCDPS inmates must be mailed to a processing center, addressed in this way

     

    You must address mail to offenders in this way, or it will be returned:

    ---

    Offender Name and OPUS Number
    Prison Name
    P.O. Box 247
    Phoenix, MD 21131

    Full first and last name of the sender must be on the return address. 

     ---

    • An inmate in Minimum Custody may receive reading material from any source. 
    • An Inmate in Medium or Close Custody may receive a reasonable number of books, newspapers, magazines and other reading material directly from the publisher or distributor. 
    • An inmate in a control status which prevents it, may not receive..

    This website qualifies as a distributor. The exact quantity a mailroom may determine is “reasonable” is not known. We do not recommend more than 5 books in an order. Specific regulations for calendars, hardcover books or used books were not found

     

    State Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2022
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

      

    County Regulations: Sending Books and other Publications to Inmates in County Jails.

     



    Mecklenburg County: all accepted if send from vendor with receipt/invoice.
    Pitt County: Limit 2 paperbacks not larger than 7″x 9″x 2″ from a mail-order bookstore.
    Rockingham Harrisonburg Regional: publishers only
    Surry County: new paperbacks from vendor, bookstore okay
    Wayne County – one paperback per month, can come from bookstores and websites

     

    How to send books and magazines to North Carolina Prison Inmates.

    North Dakota

    North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for North Dakota DOCR

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://docr.nd.gov/

    What can inmates in the North Dakota, NCDOCR, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books
    New Hardcover Books
    Calendars

    Restrictions:

    Other Special Limits and Restrictions – See Notes

    NOTES:

    Publications, including books, magazines, and newspaper, (and calendars) may be accepted if sent directly from an approved publisher or vendor, is not mailed by private individuals.
    NO used books
    Inmates in SMU (special management) may only receive softcover (paperback) books

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    How to send books and magazines to North Dakota Prison Inmates.

    Ohio

    Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://www.drc.ohio.gov

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Ohio DRC.

    What can inmates in the Ohio, ODRC, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    New Paperback Books
    New Hardcover Books
    Used Paperback Books
    Used Hardcover Books
    Magazine Subscriptions
    Back Issue Magazines
    Calendars?

     

    Restrictions:

    Only individuals on an incarcerated individual’s approved visitor list will be permitted to order printed materials to be delivered to the individual.

    Specific Facility Limit or Restrictions on number of books that can be received and retained.

    The package MUST include a physical receipt, a paid invoice, that includes the order number and the item(s) purchased. New Book and Calendars will be shipped to the bookstore to add the needed invoice and re-mailed.  Customers will be contacted with information on additional costs for this service.

     

    NOTES:

    No specific mention for or against Calendars in seen this policy

    State information Updated as of this date: Winter 2022  Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails
    Information posted on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate.
    Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
    We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date. New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    Butler County: New puzzle books denied as against policy, no information as to what policy is.

    Cuyahoga County Jail: New paperbacks from bookstores okay 

    Stark County: New paperbacks from bookstores okay – inmate limited to 3 books, if one book is in possession, a three book order would be refused/denied

    Hamilton County:  Okay from verifiable bookstores.  (other restrictions unknown)

     

    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma Department of Corrections + county jail

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    http://www.ok.gov/doc

     IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor to Oklahoma DOC inmates.

    What can inmates in the Oklahoma DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    Back Issue Magazines
    New Paperback Books
    Used Paperback Books
    Calendars


    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

     

    NOTES:

    No hardbound, except for sacred religious texts. Facility heads at minimum security and lower institutions may allow hardbound college textbooks for inmates enrolled in college courses.

    No specific mention of calendars, used books, nor were limits for receipt and retention found.

     

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

     

    County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
    Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
    We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
    New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    Tulsa County Jail: Books and magazines that are not sent from Amazon or Barnes & Noble will be refused unless approved by the detention officer.

     

    Oregon

    Oregon: Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://www.oregon.gov/doc/contact-inmate/Pages/home.aspx

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Oregon DOC.

    What can inmates in this prison system recieve from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books
    New Hardcover Books
    Back Issue Magazines
    Calendars
    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!
    Used Paperback Books

    NOTES:

    Calendars must be no longer than 12” wide and 24” long when unfolded.

    State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.
    County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails

    Information posted on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate.
    Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
    We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date. New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    Linn County Jail: publishers only
    NORCOR (Northern Oregon Corrections) paperbacks from vendors donated to jail, inmate is first receiver
    Umatilla County; bookstores and websites ok, paperbacks only, not limited in number

     

     

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania: Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification. https://inmatelocator.cor.pa.gov/#/

     IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for  Pennsylvania DOC.

    What can inmates in the Pennsylvania DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    Back Issue Magazines
    New Paperback Books
    New Hardcover Books*
    Used Paperback Books
    Used Hardcover Books*
    Calendars
    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

     

    Restrictions:

    Other Special Limits and Restrictions – See Notes

     

    NOTES:

    *Hardcover books: SPC may remove the cover of a hard cover book for search purposes.

    All publications must be mailed to this address:

    ---

    SPC – Inmate name, Inmate #
    268 Bricker Road
    Bellefonte, PA 16823-1667

    Security Processing Center (SPC) operates at a strict 2-3 week turnaround time. Inmates are not limited to the number of books they may purchase and/or receive; however, inmates are limited to the amount of property they may own at one time.

    Letters mailed to this address

    Smart Communications/PA DOC
    Inmate Name/Inmate Number
    Institution
    PO Box 33028
    St Petersburg, Florida 33733

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    State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails
    Information posted on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate.
    Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
    We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date. New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

     

    • Butler County:  New Paperback Books , Magazines and Newspapers they must be mailed to the inmates and come directly from the publisher.
    • Dauphin County: Bookstores can mail books, USPS, limit 5
    • Delaware County: Bookstores can mail paperbacks, limit 4 in a 30 day period. Full name of facility on address label. 
    • Lackawanna County: Amazon only
    • Lebanon County: publisher, book club or bookstore
    • Luzerne County: not an authorized vendor
    • North Hampton County: new okay from bookstores, not re-sellers
    • Philadelphia Department of Prisons- new books accepted, limits unknown

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    How to send books and magazines to Pennsylvania Prison Inmates.

    Rhode Island

    Rhode Island Department of Corrections

     

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    www.doc.ri.gov/index.php

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Rhode Island DOC.

    What can inmates in the Rhode Island, RIDOC , prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books

    NOTES:

    All packages must be delivered by USPS, IMailtoPrison.Com mails USPS.
    Only new paperback books. May come from a bookstore or commercial distributor that is more than 50 miles away from the prison,
    IMailToPrison.Com is located in Texas,

    No regulations found for calendars – not recommended, please verify with mail-room before ordering.

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site. We hope this information is helpful to you for understanding the regulations on sending books to RIDOC inmates.

     

    How to send books and magazines to Rhode Island Prison Inmates.

    South Carolina

    South Carolina Department of Corrections & county jails

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    www.doc.sc.gov

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for South Carolina DOC

    What can inmates in the South Carolina, SCDC, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books
    Used Paperback Books
    Calendars

     

    Restrictions:

    Limited by Security Classification

     

    NOTES:

    Inmates who are in intake status or restricted housing (RHU) may not receive any publications including newspapers and magazines.

    Calendars under 8×10 open (mini- calendars only)

     

     

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site. We hope this information is helpful to you for understanding the regulations on sending books to SCDC prison inmates.

     

    County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
    Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
    We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
    New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    Charleston County: New Paperbacks from bookstores or websites

    Durham County: New & Used paperbacks from bookstores. Limit to how many in possession, other books held in property until wanted,

    How to send books and magazines to  South Carolina Prison Inmates.

    South Dakota

    South Dakota Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://doc.sd.gov

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for South Dakota DOC.

    What can inmates in the South Dakota DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books
    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

    NOTES:

    • no calendars
    • no tattoo magazines

    (tattoo coloring book would be reviewed for approval/denial)

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site. We hope this information is helpful to you when you want to send books to South Dakota DOC prison inmates.

    County Regulations Know to Us: Sending Books and other Publications to Inmates in County Jails.
    Note: Rules can change or we could have been given wrong or incomplete answers. We cannot guarantee this information.

    Charleston County: paperback books from publishers or bookstores

    Minnehaha County paperbacks from publishers only, no journals.

     

     

    How to send books and magazines to South Dakota Prison Inmates.

    Tennessee

    Tennessee: Department of Correction + county jail regulations

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://www.tn.gov/correction/

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Tennessee DOC

    What can inmates in Tennessee, TDOC, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    Back Issue Magazines
    New Paperback Books

    Restrictions:

    Limit To Amount Received or Retained

    NOTES:

    Printed materials may be received by inmates in an unlimited amount, provided they are mailed directly from the publisher(s) or recognized commercial distributor. Books are not considered packages, and do not fall under package limitations. It is assumed that calendars are considered printed materials, no specific policy found.

    State Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site. We hope this information is helpful to you when you send books to Tennessee prison inmates. .

    County Regulations: Sending Books and More to Inmates in County Jails.

    Bledsoe County C.C. & Hardeman County C.F. are State Prisons, not county jails

    • Knox County Jail: publishers only.
    • Montgomery County Jail: one new paperback book per week, not large/heavy
    • Nashville County Jail: Magazines, periodicals, soft back books and Bibles must be mailed directly from a commercial source such as the publisher, Internet Company or bookstore
    • Shelby County: website states “Books (soft back) or magazines must come directly from the publisher(s)”. However, mail room verbally approved new books from bookstores or websites.
     

    How to send books and magazines to Tennessee Prison Inmates.

    Texas

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.   https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/index.html

     IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for  TDCJ, Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmates. 

    What can inmates in the Texas, TDCJ, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions 
    Back Issue Magazines 
    New Paperback Books 
    New Hardcover Books 
    Used Paperback Books 
    Used Hardcover Books 
    Calendars 
    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

    Restrictions:

    No stickers on books going to Texas, TDCJ, inmates.

     

    *TDCJ strengthened regulations against "sexual imagery" in 2021.  Suspected or known publications with suspect sexual imagery are identified in the product description. If we have a belief that a product on this site will be denied, it will be removed from your order.  

    Program Units: Publications sent to inmates in certain pre-release or treatment programs at these facilities have special restrictions. These exceptions are not covered by our guarantee.  If your Loved One is in a special unit, check for extra restrictions with the mail room before you order. 

    Notes: 

    Publications are mailed to the facility address

    Letters to TDCJ inmates must be mailed to:

    Inmate Full Name & ID #
    PO Box 660400
    Dallas, TX 75266-0400

     

    **TDCJ Guarantee: We are a TDCJ Approved Vendor, what mail-rooms call a “Good Source.” Any used book pictured on this site is guaranteed approved. We will replace any book denied for cause with a mutually agreed upon used book of the same price on our store shelves. 

    A list of books that TDCJ had banned through 2017 is available thanks to the Dallas Morning News:

      Use this link to view and search denied up to 2017  list. 

     All Units other than Program Units: If any new book on this site is denied,  we will send a replacement title of the same price.  If a book or books from a used set, or a back issue magazine is denied, we will replace with a    similar publication. This does not include customer special orders.Single issues of a magazine subscription may be denied due to content, and these are not covered under the guarantee.

     

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2021
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional, or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete, or outdated information on this site. We hope this information is helpful to you is sending books to Texas Prison Inmates.

     


    County Regulations Know to Us: Sending Books and other Publications to Inmates in County Jails.
    Note: Rules can change, or we could have been given wrong or incomplete answers. We cannot guarantee this information.

     

    Angelian: new paperbacks from bookstore
    Baxter County Jail: publisher only-magazine subscriptions only
    Bastrop: verbal information: new paperbacks okay- limit 3 in property
    Bandera; no policy published – verbal answer “should be okay” – please contact jail for info
    Bexar County Jail: major bookstore’s only – no local bookstore no websites (no Amazon)
    Bell County: publishers only
    Blanco County: No magazines, 2 new paperbacks from bookstore – will be donated to jail bookcart after reading
    Brazoria County Jail: publishers or Amazon or Barns and Noble. -inmates allowed 5 books at a time and no hardcovers
    Brazos County- regulation not found- we successfully mailed used books and puzzles there
    Burnet County Jail: the publisher or bookstore- 3 books in possession
    Brooks County Detention Center- no hardcovers, no speific limits
    Cameron County: bookstores, paperback (no staples)
    Chambers County: bookstores okay, new paperbacks, limit 5
    Coastal Bend Detention Center new paperbacks only, limit 3?
    Collin County Jail: new books from internet distributors only
    Comel 
    CountyNew Paperbacks bookstore only (not websites, but we are both)
    Cooke
     County: up to 3 new or used paperback books from vendor
    Dallas County Jail: Not an Authorized Vendor – check county website for list of approved sources
    Ector County: paperbacks from bookstores; magazines will have staples removed
    El Paso County: Soft cover books or magazines - check with the jail for authorized vendors.
    Ellis County; Publisher mailed books only, no other store or website
    Fannin County Jail: new or used paperback books & magazines (PG rating) from bookstore/website. No limits. Two books at a time with inmate, others held by law library.
    Fort Bend: paperbacks are accepted, if approved they are given to the inmate, but remain property of the jail.
    Franklin County Jail: bookstore/website okay, paperbacks, new or used, no limits
    Galveston County Jail: limit 4 new or used paperback books and/or magazines- no coloring books
    Gregg County  Jail: has accepted a new book ordered from us
    Guadalupe County: new paperbacks only, no puzzles, no tattoo, no gang related
    Harris County Jail: limit 2 new paperbacks- Inmate must be pre-approved- No back issue magazines including puzzle sets
    Hood County: limit 10 paperbacks, new or used from verifiable bookstore.
    Jefferson County: no hardbacks, new or used paperbacks & magazines, limit 5 per month
    Kleberg County Jail: paperbacks, two in cell others in property – bookstores ok (websites not?)
    Kaufman county: books, magazines from bookstore or publisher
    Liberty County Jail: paperbacks from vendors okay (used books accepted – puzzle magazines denied)
    Limestone County Jail: 2 new paperbacks from vendors okay – puzzle magazines okay<
    Lubbock County Detention Center: publishers only
    McLennan County Jail- accepts new & used books, limits not published– but exist! recommend limit of 2 items
    Medina County: books must be requested by inmate, pre-approved by jail
    Montgomery County Jail- publisher or authorized vendor (not IMailToPrison): limit 5 books per shipment
    Nacogdoches County Jail-  new & used paperbacks & back issue puzzle magazines only- 
    Nueces County Jail: verbal okay from bookstores,
    Parker county: up to 3 paperbacks at a time from an internet distributor or publisher.
    Randal County: Paperback books, no specific limits for how many or new/used. Jail keeps the books when the inmate leaves. 
    Rockwell County: inmates request permission to receinumber ve books by title, which when pre-approved, can be shipped by a vendor.
    San Patricio County: Paperback books mailed directly from publisher or bookstore- retain 3 books only
    Smith County– 3 new paperback books from vendor
    Tarrant County Jail: not an authorized vendor – magazine subscriptions only
    Taylor County Detention Center: new or used softcover books, no coloring books
    Van Zandt County: verbal information: from recognized bookstores, new or used paperbacks, recommended limit of 3
    Wichita County: we were verbally approved to ship, inmate received
    Williamson County: softcover from retailers, no provocative/suggestive or true crime  books
    Wise County: new and used paperbacks ok, limits by space available to inmate
    Wood County: paperback books from bookstores or publishers
    units have special restrictions (information provided by TDCJ employee not a published policy)
     

    Utah

    Utah Department of Corrections + county jails

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://corrections.utah.gov/offender-search/

    What can inmates in the Utah DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions 

    Restrictions:

    Special Limits and Restrictions – See Notes

    NOTES:

    No publications from bookstores or publishers.  Books may only be purchased through the prison Commissary and are sent directly to the prison by the book vendor. Each book is inspected before being delivered to an inmate.

     

     

    Information Updated as of this date: Spring 2022

    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.
    We hope this information helps you. IMailToPrison.Com can set up magazine subscriptions for Utah DOC inmates.

     

    County Regulations Know to Us: Sending Books and other Publications to Inmates in County Jails.
    Note: Rules can change or we could have been given wrong or incomplete answers. We cannot guarantee this information.

    Davis County: Books must be sent directly from a bookstore or publisher, must be new, and must be 8 1/2 X 11 inches or smaller and no thicker than two inches Inmates may have up to five books in their cell.
    Magazines, newspapers or other periodicals may only come as a subscription from the publisher via USPS

    Salt Lake County: Prisoners may receive new soft cover books and periodicals directly from a publisher, book club, or book retailer (including internet retailers

     

    Vermont

    Vermont Department of Corrections

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://www.vermont.gov/service/offender-locator#gsc.tab=0

     IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Vermont DOC.

    What can inmates in the Vermont, VT DOC, system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    Back Issue Magazines
    New Paperback Books

     

    Restrictions:

    Limit To Amount Received or Retained
    Limited by Security Classification

    Pre-approval of book order may be required by prison administration.

     

    NOTES:

    Specific used book and calendar regulations not published.


    Publication Property Limits
    a. Each inmate in general population is permitted to retain the following quantity of property in their room/cell: not in excess of 3.5 cubic feet. (Refer to Administrative Directive #321.01, Offender/Inmate Property.)
    b. Inmates assigned to close custody or a segregation status will have the limitation quantities as established by the administrative directives governing those statuses. Refer to Administrative Directive #410.06, Restrictive Housing Status, Conditions of Confinement.
    c. Inmates assigned to a mental health housing unit will have their publication limits established in consultation with the mental health treatment team in that facility.

     

    VT DOC Information Updated as of this date: Winter 2023
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site. We hope this information is helpful for you when you want to send books to a Vermont prison inmate.

    How to send books and magazines to Vermont Prison Inmates.

    Virginia + Washington DC Jail

    Virginia Department: of Corrections + county jail regulations

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://vadoc.virginia.gov

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for  Virginia DOC.

    What can inmates in the Virginia, VADOC, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    Back Issue Magazines
    New Paperback Books
    New Hardcover Books
    Used Paperback Books
    Used Hardcover Books

     

    Restrictions:

    Limit To Amount Received or Retained
    Specific Facility Limit or Restrictions
    Other Special Limits and Restrictions – See Notes

    NOTES:
    Limits on publications retained: 13 books, 12 magazines, 1 newspaper. Does not include books from facility Library.
    No calendars (can be purchased from commissary)

     

    Jail Intake inmates limited to 13 books, no newspapers or magazines.
    Community Correction offenders are not allowed to purchase or possess publications unless specifically approved by the Facility Unit Head.
    Transient inmates at reception should not be allowed to purchase or receive publications.
    The purchaser must be identified. No anonymous gifts.

     

    State Information Updated as of this date: Winter 2021
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site. We hope this information is helpful for you when you want to send books to a Virginia prison inmate.

     

    County Regulations: Sending Books and More to Inmates in County Jails. Information posted on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails. We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date. New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    • Blue Ridge Regional Jails: from bookstores ok – limit 3 paperbacks / 3 magazines in possession, no calendars

    • Henrico County jail: publisher only

    • H/R Regional Jail – Rockingham County: incorrectly identified IMailToPrison.Com as a third party vendor, books denied.

    • Norfolk City Jail- paperbacks & magazines from bookstores or publishers-retain up to 5 pieces of printed material: books, Bible, magazines

    • Prince William - Manassas Regional -Books and magazines are provided by the facility and will not be accepted
    • Southside Regional Jail- No books or magazines from any  outside source 

    • Virginia Beach_ from bookstores or publishers ok (no limits mentioned)

     

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    Washington DC Department of Corrections


    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification. https://doc.dc.gov/page/correctional-facilities

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Washington DC DOC.

    What can inmates in the Washington DC jails receive from IMailToPrison.Com:


    Back Issue Magazines
    New Paperback Books
    Used Paperback Books (not specifically mentioned)

    Restrictions:

    None Known

    NOTES:
    Magazines, Books and Newspapers: softcover from publishers, bookstores and certain organizations.

    Jail Information Updated as of Summer 2022
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

     

    Washington

    Washington State: Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://www.doc.wa.gov

     IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Washington DOC.

    What can inmates in Washington State Prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books
    Used Paperback Books

    Check for more restrictions in NOTES!

     

    Restrictions:

    Specific Facility Limit or Restrictions
    Limited by Security Classification

     

    NOTES:

    Offenders housed in stand alone minimum security facilities may also receive used books from a publisher or approved vendor.

    Only newspaper publications will be allowed for offenders housed in Reception Diagnostic Centers.

    No Partial Nudity (no ladies wearing less)

     

    State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date! Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    County Regulations Know to Us: Sending Books and other Publications to Inmates in County Jails. Information posted on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails. We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date. New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched. Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

    • Benton County: The new/used paperback books, newspapers, and other publications are sent directly from the publisher or bona fide bookstore/retailer.
    • Clark County:  softcover books (limit not specified) from retail bookstore or internet bookseller.
    • King County: Paperbacks from bookstores and other vendors, not “Amazon Marketplace”
    • Lewis County: from publisher or authorized bookstore, - strict sexuality rules, see list of denied books on jail website
    • Skagit County: The book has to be new from the publisher or a book club like Amazon, no used books will be accepted.

    .

    How to send books and magazines to Washington Prison Inmates.

    West Virginia

     West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://dcr.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

    What can inmates in the West Virginia, WVDOCR, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions

    NOTES:

    Prison inmate publication rules are set by each unit. Contact that facility for information before ordering. New books only-publisher or vendor (may change by unit).


    NOTE: The West Virginia Regional Jails will only accept books mailed by the publisher. 

    Information Updated as of this date: Winter 2020
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site. Send magazine subscription to West Virginia Inmate, we can help you send that smile!

    Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://doc.wi.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

    IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for Wisconsin DOC.

    What can inmates in the Wisconsin DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books
    Hard Cover Religious Books
    Religious Calendar

    Restrictions:

    SPECIAL: Price of publications must be on the book order's packing slip. New Books cannot ship from the warehouse, and must come to the store first for re-shipping with the invoice. This special service does add to the price.  $5 for the first book and 25 cents each extra book. 

    Click here:

    Add this item to your order: Wisconsin shipping Fee

     

    NOTES:

    Inmates are limited to 25 publications: books, pamphlets, magazines Books must be new.

    Non-Religious Calendars can only be ordered by inmate from supply catalog.

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    All letters to inmates addressed:

    • Inmate Name & DOC #
    • Name of Facility
    • PO Box 189
    • Phoenix, MD 21131

    Information Updated as of this date: Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site. We hope this information helps you when you order books for Wisconsin DOC inmates.

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    County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
    Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
    We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
    New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

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    Dane County: Softcover publications from publisher or bookstore.

    Eau Claire County: Newspapers, magazines, and books (soft-cover only) must be sent directly from a bookstore or publisher, and not contain staples.

    Juneau County: Newspapers and softcover books by mail.

    Milwaukee County: only accepts from the publisher Random House

    Waukesha County: Inmates at this facility are not allowed to receive any books by mail.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    How to send books and magazines to Wisconsin Prison Inmates.

    Wyoming

    How to send books to Wyoming state prison inmates. Publication rules for Wyoming DOC.

    Wyoming Department of Corrections

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    http://corrections.wyo.gov

    IMailtoPrison.Com is an Authorized Vendor  for  Wyoming DOC

    What can inmates in the Wyoming, WDOD, prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions
    New Paperback Books

    Restrictions:

    Other Special Limits and Restrictions – See Notes

    NOTES:

    Limits on books based on inmate property matrix. Ask your inmate for more information.

    Calendars are limited to single page. One page with all 12 months or one month at a time.

    Information Updated as of this date: Winter 2020
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site. We hope this information helps you to send books to a WDOC inmate.

     

    How to send books and magazines to Wyoming Prison Inmates.

    Arizona Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

    Arizona Department of Corrections + county jail regulations

     

    Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.
    https://corrections.az.gov

     

    What can inmates in Arizona DOC prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

    Magazine Subscriptions

    Restrictions:

    Many:

     

    NOTES:

    Department authorized publishers may directly sell or donate their new or used publications to individual inmates provided the content of the publications meets standards and guidelines outlined in this Department Order. Used publications must be in good condition, free of highlighting, underlining, notes, or other marks. (We do not recommend mailing used books to Arizona inmates)

    Third Party Vendors such as Amazon.com, Amazon Marketplace, Barnes and Noble Marketplace, e-Bay, and Craig’s List are not authorized retailers or distributors.

    Note: ADOC has incorrectly identified this site as a third-party vendor. We can no longer accept book orders for Arizona State Inmates.

    State Prison Information Updated as of Summer 2019
    Authorities can and will change their policies. We do not guarantee that all information is up to date!
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

     

    County Regulations: Sending Books to Inmates in County Jails.
    Information on county sheriff websites is often incomplete or inaccurate. Some of our information comes from phone calls to the jails and rejection notices from the jails.
    We do not guarantee that all jail information is up to date!
    New jails are added as orders placed and regulations are researched.
    Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.

     

    Mohave County: Books and Magazines must be mailed to the facility by a book store or publisher.

     

    About Us

    Our physical and mailing address:

    IMailToPrison.Com
    4817 FM 646 Road E., Suite C
    Dickinson, Tx 77539

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    About Us, Or how and why we specialize in mailing books to Inmates. 

    His name is Roy Garcia.

    Incarcerated in a Texas Prison,  Roy, wrote our bookstore in the early 1990s asking how he could get cheap used books. We had always helped our local customers mail books to their loved ones in Texas Prisons, We worked with Roy, and then other inmates and the word spread. Soon, the bookstore was getting letters from inmates across the state then calls and orders from folks with loved ones in prisons all over Texas.

    IMailToPrison.Com went online in 2007.

    After launching the website, we were getting orders from around the country and around the world. As orders came in for inmates incarcerated in other jurisdictions, we researched the requirements of each state and learned what we could do for different jurisdictions.

    We now offer a variety of printed materials: New books, used books, calendars, magazine subscriptions, and back issue magazines. Some stock is located in the IMailToPrison suite, while others are mailed  from our national wholesaler and magazine subscriptions are issued by the individual publishers. We mail USPS as required by many prisons and jails.

    IMailToPrison.Com still works closely with, but separately from, the bookstore

    Originally called Paperback Swap N Shop, this bookstore was Established in 1971

    by Marie Stimpson  in Dickinson, a town about halfway between Houston and Galveston Texas.

    The current owner, Jane Gray, brought  10 years of experience in major bookstores when she started work at the shop in 1989. Jane bought the store in 2005. Hurricane Harvey in 2017 was the shop's fourth and worst flood (6 feet of water- ARRG).

    The store reopened on higher ground and  was renamed The Paperback Shop in March of 2018. 

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    These are a few of the notes we have received from our customers. This is why we do what we do:

    In August of 2023 Jessica R. wrote:

    Order # 2300####
    The book arrived and it was accepted. As I told you before orders from amazon and barnes&noble were rejected. I am so grateful I found your site.

    That New Jersey facility, like several others, requires a packing slip which is included in all packages.  If your facility requires the prices also, let us know and we can do that too.

    In June of 2020 Jana R. wrote:

    Thank you! You guys are awesome! I've your pricing. It helps when you're having to pay for all kinds of prison things...phone, commissary, medical. I so appreciate your company. 

    January of 2019 Maira G. wrote: 

    YAY!!! Great!! Thank you so very much, that's AWESOME!! You will be receiving more orders from me very soon!! And thank you for your continued AWESOME service too!! Maria

    In April of 2018 Jess L. wrote:

    Thank you so much... it's so nice to have the option to just come to one site like yours and be able to mail the things that he's asking for without any runarounds or problems I appreciate your business and thank you for your prompt response hope you have a great day!

    In July of 2017 George L. wrote:

    Thank you Jane. Your attention to detail is greatly appreciated. A little delay is not a problem. Unfortunately, Michael has lots of time on his hands. (bad joke)... I tried some of the big book Sellers and could find no compassion nor cooperation.

    I'm so glad that I found you Jane. I will order from you again, and only from you.

     

     In July of 2013 Reynaldo C. wrote:

    Hello Jane Gray, My son has been released is home with us now. I just want to tell you what a difference you and your staff made in the quality of life for my son. I know that those books are what kept him alive. I am so Thankful for you and your store . He has been home a week and is learning to use a cellphone and catching up with relative and eating normal food. What is throwing him off is "To Many Choices".
    Thank You for Taking care of my Son.

    (WOW! that was good to read. So many folks make all this very worthwhile)

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    Thanks for reading this "about us" if you have any questions, please follow the link to our FAQ's. If you do not see the answer there, please contact me, and I share with you whatever I know about your questions.

    Best Wishes

    Jane