Federal Facilities

B.O.P. Federal Bureau of Prisons

Official Website : Inmate ID # Lookup & Prison Mailing Address Verification.


IMailToPrison.Com is an authorized vendor for BOP inmates. 

What can inmates in the Federal Bureau of Prison ( BOP ) prison system receive from IMailToPrison.Com:

New & Used Paperback Books
New & Used Hardcover Books
Magazine Subscriptions
Back Issue Magazines
Calendars- Confusion! see NOTES:

Check for more restrictions in NOTES!



( This information received from a POP warden in March 2022)

BOP standard statement; Inmates are allowed up to five books per shipment by BOP policy (three books if inmate is in FCI Lompoc). Inmates are not allowed to order hardcover books in FMC Lexington (without prior authorization), FCI Petersburg, FMC Fort Worth or USP Lee. Program yards may restrict some books due to content, its the inmates job to check which books are allowed.


Restrictions and property limitations* vary between units and classifications. We strongly recommend that customers be familiar with the limits* and restrictions on publications that apply to your loved one.
Three to five  publications in one package is a common limit.  If placing a larger order, please contact us about the possibility of splitting publications into multiple packages.


Wall Calendars are supposed to be allowed to BOP inmates, however they are often denied. Package may need to be pre-approved in order to be received. Some facilities accept as if they are books, some deny as packages if not pre-approved. An inmate can ask for pre-approval, or your call to the prison mailroom may be needed. 


Pocket planner calendars and daybooks are not allowed.
* EXAMPLE of LIMITS: Letters, Books, Photographs, Newspapers, and Magazines: An inmate will be limited to FIVE (5) magazines or newspapers that can be stored in the locker or shelf provided in each room.


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Please contact us with corrected, additional or current information if you find inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information on this site.


I.C.E. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

I.C.E. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Policy: "A detainee may receive items that are determined to be of necessity for the sole purpose of travel or release from agency custody with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer." 

Practice: We have successfully send books to some I.C.E. facilities. The enforcement of the above policy seems to be dependent upon whether or not the facility is operated as a multi-use facility: those that are operated by for-profit corporations and/or also by U.S. Marshal's Service and/or as county jails.

Sending publications to an I.C.E. Facility is  MORE uncertain than other detention facilities. 

Suggestion: If unsure if your loved one will be allowed to receive, order a back-issue puzzle set or one new paperback book as a trial. We cannot refund in full, and sometimes not at all, for any denied/returned publications. 

I.C.E. Facilities link: https://www.ice.gov/detention-facilities

I.C.E. Detainee Locator linkhttps://locator.ice.gov/odls/