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Old 02-06-2018, 11:05 PM
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UPDATE:

This information only pertains to Stafford Creek Corr. Ctr.

The phone for the Mail Room is 360-537-1903 (forgot to note the name)
The phone for the Property Room is 360-537-1943 (Sgt. Coleman)

1) There is no page limit for letters coming by snail mail, however the post office doesn't like letter size envelopes to be thicker that 1/4 inch.

2) There is only one "used book" vendor that is accepted by SCCC, and the very helpful guy in the Mail Room said all they will do is go over to the Western Section and grab a book to send. I didn't even take the name.

3) Their preferred vendor for new books is Barnes and Noble, for the reasons stated under Amazon.

4) Amazon is also an accepted vendor, but you have to be careful. Since sometimes you are buying from a 3rd Party Vendor, not actually Amazon, the book could be rejected. He said this happens because of the 3rd Party reason, when people think selecting "NEW" means "New" -- What is actually means is that the book is in New Condition, but it is used. You need to be careful you are getting an actual new book.

For Barnes and Noble and Amazon Address Book, I am getting packages through addressed like this:

Last Name, First Name X#X-##-X #Inmate# (Bldg, Section, Bunk, then Inmate #)
STAFFORD CREEK CORR CTR
191 CONSTANTINE WAY
ABERDEEN, WA 98520-9504
United States
Phone number: XXX-XX-XXXX (I use mine)

5) Inmates have to keep all their belongings in a property box. The size is: 18"X10"X12"

6) Although books and items with spiral binding are not allowed, I sent a spiral bound calendar before I knew that and it was accepted. I wouldn't count on it, but mine did get through.

7) My inmate needs a lamp replacement, and Sgt Coleman said inmates need to buy that from the prison store. (whatever they call it).

8) Union Supply Direct has a very limited supply of items for sale, I hope they get more stock.

That's all I've got for now, if you can add anything please do!

Last edited by Lynnwood; 02-06-2018 at 11:18 PM..
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