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Author Topic: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?  (Read 102480 times)

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Offline witted1

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Re: Question ....
« Reply #40 on: January 29, 2009, 07:09:06 PM »
Can I send typed letters as it takes up less space?  Is there visitation at Statesville R&C?  Can I use a PO box for my letters?  When I send addresses can anyone else see info I sent?

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Re: Question....
« Reply #41 on: January 29, 2009, 07:15:05 PM »
Can I send typed letters as it takes up less space?  Is there visitation at Statesville R&C?  Can I use a PO box for my letters?  When I send addresses can anyone else see info I sent?

You can type your letters and NO there is no visiting while they are in R&C ... You send the letters to His name & ID# and this address:

Route 53
P.O. Box 112
Joliet, Il 60434

The mail room will check the mail before it goes in and comes out ... do not send anything to him that can be considered contraband, they will send it back ...
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Re: Question....
« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2009, 07:23:54 PM »
Can I use a po box for my letters from him to me?  Can anyone see addresses and phone nos I send?

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Re:Question ....
« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2009, 07:29:05 PM »
Can I use a po box for my letters from him to me?  Can anyone see addresses and phone nos I send?

Yes, you can use a PO box and Yes, the people who work in the mail room and if he has a cellie and he leaves his mail out they can see names and addresses...
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Re: Question....
« Reply #44 on: January 29, 2009, 08:02:40 PM »
If you are concerned about who reads your mail.You may want to consider a service like www.earthclassmail.com
I've used it.It's a little pricey but your mail is available on your computer 24/7.They scan it into the computer for you but they do not read the correspondence.It's safe and convenient.And fairly fast.


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Re: Question....
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2009, 08:08:22 PM »
I was worried about inmates getting my addresses if I send them for him to write to.  I have a family member who is a prison guard and wouldn't want inmates finding out the address or phone number.

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Re: Question....
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2009, 08:09:20 PM »
I think she is worried about anyone seeing her mail once it gets to the prison, how is that service going to help her?
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Re: Question....
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2009, 08:12:01 PM »
I was worried about inmates getting my addresses if I send them for him to write to.  I have a family member who is a prison guard and wouldn't want inmates finding out the address or phone number.

Tell your loved one, once he gets your letters to tear off your address and destroy it...
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Re: Question....
« Reply #48 on: January 29, 2009, 08:50:51 PM »
That service helped me because some busy body in my town made a big deal out of my relationship with an inmate.I thought maybe she had the same problem and she was trying to avoid anyone reading her mail.

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Re: Question....
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2009, 08:17:22 AM »
I actually just sent a hardback book to taylorville and my lo got it. I sent it directly from the store though maybe that made a difference. :wc1:

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Re: Question....
« Reply #50 on: January 30, 2009, 10:43:51 AM »
I use amazon.com to send all of my goodies to my L/O.It's sent directly to him.I joined the prime club and two day shipping is free.Also UPS Ground from Taylorville to Big Muddy in Ina is overnight no additional charge.I send a weeks worth of Newspapers on wednesday.They arrive at Big Muddy at 1130 on thursday and then my L/O gets a pass to property on friday.Viola...entertainment for the whole weekend.

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Re: Question....
« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2009, 04:17:53 PM »
My envelope got sealed with moisture and I got it open but now will not reseal can I use glue stick to reseal?

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Re: Question....
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2009, 04:22:30 PM »
My envelope got sealed with moisture and I got it open but now will not reseal can I use glue stick to reseal?

Yes!
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Re: Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #53 on: July 16, 2009, 01:55:37 PM »
Oh no, I just read this and I have sprayed purfume on several of the past few letters I sent. Will my BF get in trouble? Will the throw the letters out or just the envelopes?
Also, he said he was going to put me on his call list when I last saw him July 4th weekend, but I called Consolidated P.C. and they say I'm not on there and I can't set up an account. Does it take a long time for the call lists to get approved, or should I take a hint? I haven't gotten a letter from him since Saturday and he sent it on Monday July 6th. All this waiting drives me nuts. :(
If anyone could answer these questions for me that would be great. Thanks.
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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #54 on: July 16, 2009, 02:18:41 PM »
Autumm, it's possible that it will get rejected, but if it's only lightly scented and there are no visible perfume stains on the envelope I'll bet it gets through.  If it does get rejected, it's not problem for your guy.  They'll just return the mail to you.

It can take time to get call lists approved, so hang in there !

Also, outgoing mail can be slow.  Sometimes I get my husband's letters 3 days after he sends them, sometimes it takes a week.  The last one arrived 5 days after he sent it.


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Re: Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #55 on: July 16, 2009, 02:45:09 PM »
Oh no, I just read this and I have sprayed purfume on several of the past few letters I sent. Will my BF get in trouble? Will the throw the letters out or just the envelopes?
Also, he said he was going to put me on his call list when I last saw him July 4th weekend, but I called Consolidated P.C. and they say I'm not on there and I can't set up an account. Does it take a long time for the call lists to get approved, or should I take a hint? I haven't gotten a letter from him since Saturday and he sent it on Monday July 6th. All this waiting drives me nuts. :(
If anyone could answer these questions for me that would be great. Thanks.
Stephanie


I've noticed that when i scent the letters with perfume, the mail person takes their sweet time in getting them to them....up to over two weeks.  The letters without perfume seem to get there a lot quicker.  Although, he told me that he could still smell the perfume after all that time and that it was worth the wait.  Your choice!
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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2009, 09:08:31 PM »
I always spray my letters, they always get through, just don't directly spray them, spray and wave the letter/envelope through it. Phone lists can take 30 days to get approved.
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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2009, 08:39:19 AM »
I have to say, I feel a bit bad for the mailroom staff having to sort through a gazillion scented letters and envelopes. It would make me physically ill.
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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #58 on: July 17, 2009, 03:55:35 PM »
You know, now that you mention it, I would hate it too.  :-)   Perfumes give me a headache (except the solid scent my guy sent to me from Pacifica.)

That reminds me, I have trouble when a heavily-scented girl sits next to us in the visiting room.  Wooooweeee, sometimes it's so thick I can barely breathe !  I realize they're doing it to smell nice for their guys, but I don't think they realize just how far it travels.

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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #59 on: August 11, 2009, 10:39:15 AM »
My l.o. loves almanacs and fact books (he's not much of a reader aside from these types of books).  Does anyone know if it's okay to send a paper-backed almanac?  THANKS !