Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply to the use of this Web site as well as all transactions conducted through the site.

  • Legal Notice
  • All notices from IMailToPrison.Com to You may be posted on our Web site and will be deemed delivered within thirty (30) days after posting. Notices from You to IMailToPrison.Com shall be made either by e-mail, sent to the address we provide on our Web site, or first class mail to our address at:


    4817 FM 646 Rd E, Suite C
    Dickinson, Tx 77539

    Delivery shall be deemed to have been made by You to IMailToPrison.Com five (5) days after the date sent.

  • Copyright
  • These are NOT standard terms and conditions.   UPDATED 7/26/21
    There is important information specific to mailing to prisons and jails included here.
    Please Read.

    All content appearing on this Web site is the property of:
    4817 FM 646 Rd E, Suite C
    Dickinson, Tx 77539

    Copyright © 2005-2022 IMailToPrison.Com. All rights reserved. As a user, you are authorized only to view, copy, print, and distribute documents on this Web site so long as (1) the document is used for informational purposes only, and (2) any copy of the document (or portion thereof) includes the following copyright notice: Copyright © 2005-2022 IMailToPrison.Com. All rights reserved.

  • Trademarks
  • All brand, product, service, and process names appearing on this Web site are trademarks of their respective holders. Reference to or use of a product, service, or process does not imply recommendation, approval, affiliation, or sponsorship of that product, service, or process by IMailToPrison.Com. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right of IMailToPrison.Com or any third party, except as expressly granted herein.

  • Use Of Site
  • This site may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed. Information on this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information, including product pricing and availability, may be changed or updated without notice. IMailToPrison.Com and its subsidiaries reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, and/or cancel orders in its discretion, including, without limitation, if IMailToPrison.Com believes that customer conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to the interests of IMailToPrison.Com and its subsidiaries.

  • Privacy Policy
  • IMailToPrison.Com use of personal information that you may submit to IMailToPrison.Com through this Web site is governed by the IMailToPrison.Com Privacy Policy: We will NOT sell/share or give your private information to any other business.

  • Consumer Agreement
  • IMailToPrison.Com is a Texas Departent Of Criminal Justice approved vendor, know by mailrooms as a "good source."

    Our Products are Guaranteed TDCJ Approved as published in General Information Guide for Families of Offenders.  In case of dispute these are the guidelines for replacement and reimbursement:

    Calendars and Puzzles: These are approved items for Texas Prisoners to receive.  If any particular calendar not described as sexualy explicit or puzzle magazine is found to be objectionable by TDCJ it will be replaced at no cost to the customer.

    Grab Bags: If three or more books in any one grab bag are denied they will be replaced by books of the same genera and shipped at no charge.

    New or Used Books & Back Issue Magazines:

    If any publication not described as sexualy explicit on this site is denied by a TDCJ unit it will be replaced. New books will be replaced by a new book of the same or lower price as mutually agreed upon.  Used books replaced based upon availability of mutually agreed upon used books at The Paperback Shop (the bookstore). Books that are special ordered or otherwise requested by the customer are not guaranteed.

    Orders for inmates not in the custody of Texas Department of Criminal Justice including but not limited to; other U.S State Prisons, county jails, city jails, detention centers, federal institutions, and inmates temporarily moved from TDCJ to another custody: 

    Customers  are responsible for determining that the chosen product will be approved by the regulations of that facility, and that that facility will accept the products. EACH county jail enforces its own policies, not that of the state.  Information regarding a county's policy can often be found on the county sherriff's website either with mail policy or with the visitation policy, or by calling the county jail.  

    In those states and institutions with “approved vendor only” regulations, IMailToPrison.Com and The Paperback Shop are not approved, unless otherwise specified on this website. 

    Information provided in our U.S. State Prison Information section has been gathered from resources provided by the various states and other sources.  We cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of this information. If a customer is aware of updates or corrections to the information provided on this website, please contact us.

    Unless otherwise specified, our books, back issue magazines, puzzles and calendars are not shipped from the publishers.


    Magazines subscriptions are filled by the publishers, and are approved by every state prison system and other facility that we have researched. Individual issues of otherwise approved magazines may be denied for content. (for example: a hunting magazine with an outdoor survival article, a tatto magazine with a tatto of a naked lady, a news magazine with a detailed description or illustration of gun assembly) 


    IMailToPrison.Com is not responsible for denial of individual issues of magazines.  Individual issues of otherwise approved magazines can be denied by TDCJ, and other institutions, for content including but not limited to: nudity, some types of sexual activity, manufacture of drugs/bombs/firearms, racially inflammatory language etc. In Texas prisons Tattoo Magazines are often denied. 

    It is important for you inform us if your inmate is moved or released.  IMailToPrison.Com can change the address with the publisher.  We also recommend submitting a change of address for with USPS. It is likly that one or two issues of a magazine will be missed when an inmatea subscriber is relocated.

    No matter from whom you order,  as a general rule,


    • weekly subscriptions take 6 to 10 weeks to start,
    • monthly subscriptions take 8 to 12 weeks to start
    • bi-monthly and quarterly subscriptions take 10 to 16 weeks to start. 


    Publisher set up subscription lists one or more issues in advance, so we cannot do status requests on magazines until at least 8 weeks after an order has been submittedMore information and policies for magazine subscriptons can be found on the bottom of our magazine page. 


  • Shipping & Delivery
  • Most prisons and jails require an inmate ID number.  If you did not include a required ID number please return to your order and add the number to ANY line in the address or in the special instructions. An inmate number can also be submitted by email using our "Contact Us" link. 

    Some PayPal systems will not provide for orders to be shipped to anyone other than the account owner. Please send use the "special instructions" space during checkout, or send us the inmate name, number and address in an email, using our "Contact Us" link

    Orders are shipped within two business days after being placed.  Many times shipping is on the same day.  If any item is out of stock and back-ordered the customer will be notified.  An expected date of shipment will be provided and if necessary or possible other options will be provided to the customer via email.

    All products are mailed via United States Postal Service (USPS) and we provide our customers with tracking information whenever possible.

     Magazine subscriptions take several weeks to process . See Above

    The risk of loss and title for all merchandise ordered on this Web site pass to you when the merchandise is delivered to the United States Post Office. Delivery Confirmation is available on all shipments. 

    For more information read ourFAQ's.

    Any books shipped to the bookstore by inmates or their families and friends to The Paperback Shop will be credited as posted within the bookstore that credit can be used to discount items  purchased from the bookstore The Paperback Shop.  Credit will not discount items on the webiste.  In accordance with and in respect to the policies of TDCJ and other prison systems, we will not ship books brought into the store by family and friends to their inmate.

  • Sales Tax
  • IMailToPrison.Com charges sales tax for merchandise ordered on this Web site based on the applicable state sales tax rate and local tax rate, 6.25%. This sales tax will be collected on all products.  Sales Tax is included in the price of Grab Bags.

  • Warranties
  • The Content included in this Web site has been compiled from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice as are any products, programs, offerings, or technical information described in this Web site. IMailToPrison.Com makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the completeness, quality, or adequacy of the Web site or Content, or the suitability, functionality, or operation of this Web site or its Content. By using this Web site, you assume the risk that the Content on this Web site may be inaccurate, incomplete, offensive, or may not meet your needs and requirements. IMailToPrison.Com SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THESE WEB PAGES AND CONTENT. IN NO EVENT WILL IMailToPrison.Com BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES EVEN IF COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

    The information and content on this server is provided "as is" with no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Any warranty that is provided in connection with any of the products and services described on this Web site is provided by the advertiser or manufacturer only, and not by IMailToPrison.Com.

    The references and descriptions of products or services within the Web site materials are provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied. IMailToPrison.Com is not liable for any damages, including any consequential damages, of any kind that may result to the user from the use of the materials on this Web site or of any of the products or services described hereon.

    The descriptions of, and references to, products, services and companies on this Web site are the sole responsibility of the companies providing the information ("advertisers"), and not IMailToPrison.Com.

    The inclusion of material on this server does not imply any endorsement by IMailToPrison.Com, which makes no warranty of any kind with respect to the subject matter of the server materials advertised.

    A possibility exists that the server materials could include inaccuracies or errors. Additionally, a possibility exists that unauthorized additions, deletions, and alterations could be made by third parties to the server materials. Although IMailToPrison.Com tries to ensure the integrity and the accurateness of the server materials, it makes no guarantees about their correctness or accuracy. Before relying on any representation made in any of the server materials, check with the advertiser of the product or service to ensure that the information you are relying upon is correct.

  • Return Policy
  • In no case does a customer’s failure to know or provide information required for an inmate purchase, delivery, and/or product approval obligate this business to refund the purchase price of goods and/or services. 

    Customers not shipping to Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities are responsible for determining that the chosen product will be approved by the regulations of that facility. 

    Any package returned to IMailToPrison.Com / Paperback Swap N Shop due to customer error or a change of the inmate's address can be reshipped for the price of postage plus $1. If Paperback Swap N Shop is required by USPS to pay return postage to receive a package that was refused and returned do to any error not the part of the store, that return postage will also be charged to the customer. Customers will be notified by email if a package is refused/returned; returned packages will be held for 21 days.

    We cannot refund money for magazine subscriptions since we remit money to a subscription agency for those orders and cannot get it back after the order is placed; we are unable to refund the subscription. Non-service and missed issues must be reported within 30-60 days of issues not being received.

    NO REFUNDS of full product price will be made once an order for new books used books puzzles or calendars has been mailed. 
    See FAQ's for details.

    Errors made by The Paperback Shop and IMailToPrison.Com are our responsibility.  If we make an error, we will replace or reship or refund.


    NO FULL REFUNDS will be processed for any order based on the customer's error, ignorance of regulation or change of inmate address or slow or non delivery of a confirmed magazine subscription. If a refund is granted by the customer's credit card company or PayPal after a dispute then the inmate is guilty of recieving stolen goods. The Paperback Shop and IMailToPrison.Com are not resposible for customer errors and will not refund due to customer errors.


    Customers will be notified by email of returned packages.  If no response is received within 21 days, returned books will be donated to insidebooksproject.org.


  • Miscellaneous
    Although the information on this Web site is accessible worldwide, not all products or services discussed in this Web site are available to all persons or in all geographic locations or jurisdictions. IMailToPrison.Com and the advertisers each reserve the right to limit the provision of their products or services to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction they so desire and to limit the quantities of any products or services that they provide. Any offer for any product or service made in the materials on this Web site is void where prohibited.

    GOVERNING LAW: In the event of litigation both parties agree that the Law of the State of business registration of IMailToPrison.Com shall apply and both parties shall consent to the jurisdiction of said State's courts, or in the event of diversity of citizenship, the United States District Court for the (District). Both parties expressly waive a trial by jury.

    MISCELLANEOUS: The Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and IMailToPrison.Com with respect to this Web site. The Terms and Conditions supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written between you and IMailToPrison.Com with respect to this Web site. No modification of the Terms and Conditions shall be effective unless it is authorized by IMailToPrison.Com. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is found to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be constructed in a manner to closely reflect, as much as possible, the intentions of the parties, with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect.