View Full Version : sending books to Polunsky Unit TX Prison DR


Mattslady
12-30-2009, 04:38 PM
hi all .. i need help, i want to send some books to my dear friend in Polunsky DR but i dont understand how to do it.. and i also dont know what kind of books are allowed? can i just pick whatever books i like or are there special rules for books?

ShoesHappen
12-30-2009, 05:09 PM
Just use common sense ... don't send something about breaking out of prison or cutting people to pieces to someone on death row ... no porn either. Has to come from an approved vendor, like amazon or Barnes & Noble, all the major chains.

Mattslady
12-31-2009, 06:48 AM
thanks Rad :)

Lorraine
12-31-2009, 07:38 AM
You can pretty much send books from anywhere as long as it is a real company and not a person. I buy a lot of used books real cheaply from tons of different little stores and have never had a problem with that. Right now I use BetterWorldBooks a lot because they are cheap and there's no tax or shipping.

As far as what you can send, it's like Rad said, no porn or prison escape/riot books. I'm not sure about violence because Stephen King books seem to get in just fine and someone is always bein killed in those. The only books I've had a problem sending in so far are Dean Koontz ones, they have refused a couple of those. I don't send books to anyone on death row though. You can always call the mailroom and ask them.

BLoved
12-31-2009, 06:21 PM
Do you know what kind of books your pal likes? I would ask just to make sure he gets something he actually likes/wants. Also your pal should know what is or is not allowed in. Posters above pretty much summed it up. No real nudity in pictures, but than if he is just a pen pal you may not want to send stuff like that to avoid confussion. Books can be hard back, but they need to come from a business like said above. Powells is great, so is Barnes and Noble.

Danigran
01-04-2010, 07:46 AM
Do you know what kind of books your pal likes? I would ask just to make sure he gets something he actually likes/wants. Also your pal should know what is or is not allowed in. Posters above pretty much summed it up. No real nudity in pictures, but than if he is just a pen pal you may not want to send stuff like that to avoid confussion. Books can be hard back, but they need to come from a business like said above. Powells is great, so is Barnes and Noble.

I agree completely, Powells is excellent! And they accept PayPal. Never trued BetterWorldBooks but I will!

Lorraine
01-04-2010, 08:15 AM
The best part about Better world books.com is that a portion of the sale goes toward illiteracy charities. Also, my husband says that their used books are in good shape, most of them he hasn't even been able to tell they were used.