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Old 01-15-2019, 02:57 PM
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Most mail rooms do have an xray scanner, but I don't know if it shows colors too. Who knew that letters now have to pass the equivalent of TSA airport screening?
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Old 01-15-2019, 03:34 PM
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Most mail rooms do have an xray scanner, but I don't know if it shows colors too. Who knew that letters now have to pass the equivalent of TSA airport screening?
So they can detect color, glitter, stickers all without even opening an envelope, imagine that? Also was told no color other than black or white. Our grandkids draw him items all the time and he gets them so now idk what that will mean in the future for mail. Its just ridiculous. We all understand security and safety but why would i bring such a spotlight to him and any of his mail if it was not an issue and i followed all their rules? That was my exact question to them... with no relevant response.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:51 PM
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There is no reason except that every prisoner, visitor and piece of mail is treated as if they are an active, dangerous threat to "safety & security". Since the bop writes their own rules, that's how they operates, always has, always will.
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Hi ladies I'm new to USP LEE my boyfriend is there going to visit early March.
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My man has been there 2 months now. And I'm used to him emailing me 12 times a day. Now since he at this place its once a day if only modified, so I be going crazy. So I write letters everyday. I stick a envelope with a stamp on it. I leave it blank so all he has to do is get a label made with my address because they are not allowed to write our address. I also stick white paper in there. I try to do little things that cost me less out here where as it would cost him much in there.and my kids usually send a photo picture a week of the family.
Or they will draw a picture but with pencil no crayon or no markers or no color allowed.
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My man has been there 2 months now. And I'm used to him emailing me 12 times a day. Now since he at this place its once a day if only modified, so I be going crazy. So I write letters everyday. I stick a envelope with a stamp on it. I leave it blank so all he has to do is get a label made with my address because they are not allowed to write our address. I also stick white paper in there. I try to do little things that cost me less out here where as it would cost him much in there.and my kids usually send a photo picture a week of the family.

Or they will draw a picture but with pencil no crayon or no markers or no color allowed.
Mine is able to send without labels he has always wrote the address
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Mine is able to send without labels he has always wrote the address
Mines, too. My husband normally writes the address.
As for including a blank envelope with a stamp inside?? That’s really odd. Is this something new? No facility my husband has been at allows that. I’ve tried to do so previously and it’s denied and sent back. Is this a new thing at Lee? I mean if it is it’s great so he doesn’t have to spend $ buying it himself. Has anyone else tried it?
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Mines, too. My husband normally write the address.

As for including a black envelope with a stamp inside?? Thatís really odd. Is this something new? No facility my husband has been at allows that. Iíve tried to do so previously and itís denied and sent back. Is this a new thing at Lee? I mean if it is itís great so he doesnít have to spend $ buying it himself. Has anyone else tried it?


I tried years ago when he was at another prison. It was sent back. I always assumed it was no allowed.
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It isn't allowed to send even one stamp to a federal prisoner, so if it is discovered by the mail room, it will be declined.
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I send it on a envelope and been doing it since he got there they have never sent it back , and he has used the envelope with the stamp multiple times to send me letters. 😂
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I'm sorry I meant to put blank envelope..
I just try to keep his cost down.
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I tried years ago when he was at another prison. It was sent back. I always assumed it was no allowed.
Me too, I tried a while ago and it was sent back with a BP denial form stating it wasnít allowed. Didnít know if perhaps LEE was different since my husband has only been there a few months.
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It isn't allowed to send even one stamp to a federal prisoner, so if it is discovered by the mail room, it will be declined.
Same here, itís happened to me in the past and itís been denied.
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The only reason why someone (inmate) couldn't hand write the address on outgoing mail is if they are on mail restriction.
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I learned that some federal prisons, FCC Petersburg for sure, now require the prisoners to use printed mailing labels on all of their outgoing letters, a fairly recent change.
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What would be the reason an inmate is on mail restriction?
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I don't know the answer, sorry. He will know why.
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Ladies,
I know mail here is horrible. I wanted to confirm if I can use markers? I know they can't be glitter or colored paper however can you use markers on regular white paper? I want to confirm so it's not denied. Thank you in advance!
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I know mail here is horrible. I wanted to confirm if I can use markers? I know they can't be glitter or colored paper however can you use markers on regular white paper? I want to confirm so it's not denied. Thank you in advance!
Our grandkids do send colored drawings be they thin markers, colored pencils or crayons with no issues. What they have been returning recently is any copies that I print out that have color, they now need to be white and black only.
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