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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2007, 07:51:10 PM »
I know magazines, newspapers, puzzlebooks and soft cover books I have taken in.
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2007, 09:23:50 PM »
I don't know, I just know I've left more than once a puzzlebook, without any problems that it wasn't allowed. Doesn't the sign maybe indicates no 'puzzles'? Puzzles I know have to get sent by mail!

No the sign clearly states no puzzlebooks, but again, it all depends on who is there...you've sent in puzzles, as in jigsasw puzzles?  Can you do that?  I know years ago you could but I thought that had changed.
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2007, 05:30:38 AM »
Yes, I recently ordered a jigsaw puzzle online, and my man got it. Before he had learned that jigsaw puzzles are allowed and so we thought  to get it a try, with the good outcome that he indeed got it.
I seem to have been lucky with who was there when I left the puzzlebooks.
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2007, 05:46:29 AM »
Again, this must be prison specific, because I've sent in all kinds of puzzle books in. This last time I sent him a very odd shaped suduko challenge book and there was no problem with him receiving it.   I think the best bet, is always call the individual prison and ask what they allow.



           
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2007, 05:46:57 AM »
Your guy is at Stateville, correct?  That is awesome, I'll have to give it a shot, thanks!
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2007, 05:47:50 AM »
Mah, I wasn't saying that they can't receive them, I'm referring to leaving them at the prison when you visit.  Most prisons allow you to leave books, most often up to five, Stateville has a sign that indicates no puzzle books.
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2007, 05:52:49 AM »
Well, I have also left them at the front desk, when I've visited. I plan on taking some on my next visit and yes they do allow only five at one time to be brought in on a visit, at least something is consistent..
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2007, 05:53:34 AM »
Imagine that, consistency in the DOC. :)
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2007, 06:30:35 AM »
Yes, my guy is at Stateville. He thought it awesome to have gotten the puzzle (1000 pieces to start with). and enjoyed it so much. Oops. it even got him sidetracked from writing me :-), keeping him so busy . Mind that Amazon.com doesn't deliver boxes to a PO Box. I ordered it at Puzzlehouse.com though.
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2007, 06:51:17 AM »
I send books all the time to him from Amazon.com...
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2007, 07:30:36 AM »
Yes, so do I for books. I wasn't yet quite correct in what I said. I got to order a jigsaw puzzle at Amazon, though they direct it to another seller, and it is that seller not sending boxes to P.O's This does make more sense I think?
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2007, 10:51:17 PM »
Kamana, did you just send him one puzzle?  I'm looking at the s/h and it's $7.00 something for one and 99 cents for each additional..I wonder if you can send more than one?
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2007, 03:36:20 AM »
I don't know what s/h is, but I sent him one puzzle, which was about double the price for me! Also I didn't dare to sent more puzzles in 'one' delivery, though it had gotten said puzzles are okay, one never knows when it comes really to the point! And my guy didn't know of any other guy having already experience, that they got a puzzle!
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2007, 08:19:14 AM »
I stand corrected...I thought the sign at Stateville said you cannot leave puzzle books during a visit..it actually reads puzzles...which leads me to believe that they've allowed jigsaw puzzles for quite some time.

I did call and see if there were any restrictions.  You can send puzzles up to 1000 pieces, and you can send more than one, just "don't send a bunch" per the guy in the mailroom.  They have to be sealed, but you don't have to purchase them and have them sent from a distributor, you can send ones purchased at a store, as long as they are still sealed.
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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2007, 09:10:45 PM »
The sign at Stateville indicates no puzzle books...but who knows, it probably depends on who is working.

I gave my honey a puzzle book at Stateville back in January and he got it no problem. uncle johns bathroom reader book of puzzles to be exact. He also had it shipped with him back to Jacksonville and has had no problem at all with it.

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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2007, 09:39:58 PM »
Thanks for the staple-less suggestion, I found them all over...eBay, amazon & other sites just have to decide where to buy it from! It will work great for keeping all the copied comics I'm planning on sending my friend together  &*&

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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2008, 03:07:57 PM »
I sent a Statesville Speaks Newsletter and stapled it but put tape over the staple. I was worried he wouldn't get it at all but he did. I forgot to ask if the staple was removed but I was just glad that he got it period. That was at Hill

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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2009, 06:18:42 PM »
Ok  my son is in processing at Stateville.  A few questions.  One--if I send him puzzle books --will they give him a pencil to do them??    Can I send him puzzles?? I dont know if he likes them--but he may be desperate enough to do them  haha.   I,also, have one of those "stapleless" staplers--I love them.  Now I know I can do that to my letters to him.  I read where they can get cassettes and etc??  how do they listen to them? What kind?  When he gets to the parent prison can he buy a cassette or cd player??  I could send him the bible on cassette!!  But I think he may want to read it more.  Can I send him a bible--or do they have some available there??  He has an expensive bible here so I would want to send a cheaper one--I bet our church would donate one.    Should I wait to send all this neat stuff when he gets to the parent prison--but it could be awhile??

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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2009, 06:39:08 PM »
Yeah I am curious now....can I send jigsaw puzzles to R&C
(less than a 1000 pieces and a sealed box, caught that part)

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Re: Dumb question: staples...paper clips?
« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2009, 08:02:42 PM »
Yeah I am curious now....can I send jigsaw puzzles to R&C
(less than a 1000 pieces and a sealed box, caught that part)


No, you can only send letters and magazines ... jigsaw puzzles have been banned and they were only allowed to regular inmates not for R&C.

Once he gets to his parent prison, you have to put money on his books for him to buy a cassette player and the cassettes, you cannot send him any, they need to be bought from special companies, they are special clear cased tapes.

  You can send him a Bible and magazines and books, puzzle books if you want.  This is all you will be able to send him besides money, when he gets to his parent prison. He cannot have any money in R&C and it would only take time to catch up with him if you send it now.

When he gets to his parent prison, he will go through orientation and fill out his visiting and phone lists.Once those are approved he will be able to call and have visitors. He will also be able to go to commissary once he goes through orientation and that's when he will need money on his books.  You can send money through money orders, but they cannot be in increments bigger than $50 each. So if you send him $200 at first, you will need to send 4 money orders totally $50 each.. You can also send money via western union, but this is much more expensive to do.  
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