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Old 04-17-2019, 07:51 AM
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Default Addressing letters/envelopes to inmates in Pennsylvania

So I keep hearing multiple things about how to address an inmate via mail. Iíve been told I have to write their inmate number on the envelope and the actual letter or he will not receive the mail. Iíve also been told that it only needs to be on the envelope. Can anyone help me out as far as what you have to do so that he will receive my letters? Thank you!!
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Maybe it depends on the facility ?? I donít know too much about all the jails in PA but I know my boyfriend is in a county jail in PA and I donít have to write to his inmate ID on the envelope or letter (Iím not sure if that is the same for all the county jails or just the one he is at). His brother however is in a state prison in PA and we have to write his inmate ID on the envelope but not on the letters. If anything I would write the ID number on the envelope and if you wanna be extra cautious write it on the letter as well. Also try to check the prisons website to see if they have any info for writing an inmate !!
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He is in state prison, and at first I was only putting the inmate number on the envelope but then someone told me I had to do both so I was worried he wouldn’t get any of them. But thank you! I will check the website.
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PA mail does not go to the facility...it goes to FLORIDA. Yeah, I know, how wrong is that!?!?!

See the following PA thread (its a sticky at the top of this same PA forum):
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I did see that thread but didnít see anything posted recently. I called the prison and told me the inmate number only needs to be on the envelope to reach them. Has anyone sent letters recently? Online it says 3-6 days for them to receive the letters wasnít sure if that were accurate or not.
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