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HERE IS YOUR SVSP 2012 MAIL THREAD


PLEASE POST ANY QUESTIONS OR ANSWERS YOU HAVE IN REGARDS TO MAIL.
Items you CAN send to an inmate at SVSP:

Envelopes (20 at a time)
Writing paper (No more than 150 sheets at a time, can be designed or lined)
Postal Stamps (No more than 1 book per envelope / 20 stamps)
Pre-Stamped Embossed Envelopes (40 at a time)
Photos not larger than 8x10 (No more than 20 per envelope)
Money Orders (made payable to the inmate & must include his cdc#)
Greeting Cards (without music or metal or glitter)
Calendars (without any wire binding)
Magazines Subscriptions (but they must come straight from the vendor)
Letters
Paperback Books (They must be sent from a publisher or bookstore)


Items you CANNOT send to an inmate at SVSP:

Pens/Pencils
Colored Pens/Colored Pencils
Frontal Nudity Photos
Photos larger than 8x10
Musical Greeting Cards
Phone Calling Cards
Cash or Checks
Lipstick or Stickers (on the outside of the envelopes or on paper)
Nothing with wires or metal

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For more information on what CAN and CANNOT be mailed to an inmate at SVSP, contact the mailroom at: (831) 678-5500, extension 5822

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Hello,

I was wondering if they they trip off the non glitter/muisc greeting cards that are layered with the extra thinner piece of paper inside that usually has the message?

I was also wondering if anybody knew where to get cool calenders with out the spiro for them? I never sent him one so am just seeing if there is a good spot/store or link you all might know.

How has everybody's mail been latley? I have not received anything from last week so am not sure if he is being lazy or mail is slow lol
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I was wondering if they they trip off the non glitter/muisc greeting cards that are layered with the extra thinner piece of paper inside that usually has the message?

I was also wondering if anybody knew where to get cool calenders with out the spiro for them? I never sent him one so am just seeing if there is a good spot/store or link you all might know.

How has everybody's mail been latley? I have not received anything from last week so am not sure if he is being lazy or mail is slow lol
I receive a letter every week from B yard like clockwork. He receives mine after four days.
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When was the last time anyone has received mail from SVSP? Is it slow still?
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I got something on Friday.. Mail seems to be on time I got it in 2 days..
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I received a Valentine's Day card today. Mail seems to be fine.
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I got a letter and card on Monday. It took 2 days, but I am not sure how long my letters take to reach him.
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I got a letter today that he mailed Monday..but it has a ways to go.
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Can anyone tell me how mail has been .. I've tried calling not get anyone on the phone.
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Can anyone tell me how mail has been .. I've tried calling not get anyone on the phone.
last week I got my letter on time...and I'm waiting on today's mail...hopefully this weeks will be here!
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Does anyone of you know how mail is going? Do you have troubles with receiving mail? It's never been taken so long to receive an answer on my letter.

Hope you all have a great start into a new week!
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Does anyone of you know how mail is going? Do you have troubles with receiving mail? It's never been taken so long to receive an answer on my letter.

Hope you all have a great start into a new week!
My friends mom receives her letter every THURSDAY for the week, never misses.
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Does anyone of you know when they're always allowed to send out letters and when they receive them? Are there specific days?
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They send mail out Sunday thru Thursday and recieve mail Monday thru Friday
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They send mail out Sunday thru Thursday and recieve mail Monday thru Friday
Thank you very much for the info! Do you know whether mail is going slower during the last weeks?
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Hey there, I'm wondering how mail is going during the last time... Do your men receive your mail quickly or does it need longer than usual? I have the feeling it is going quite slow since a while.
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It is taking my man 2 weeks to get mail and he is in yard C building 6
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tried to get this info elsewhere but the officers i got ahold of today didn't exactly sound eager to help.. my boyfriend just got sent to salinas from reception. can someone guide me to the right extension/department to get his mailing address? how long can he expect to wait until being assigned a cell? can he receive mail before then?
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Call the regular line, and push the option for inmate records, and they should be able to tell you his housing. The mailing address is:
Inmate name &CDC #
Salinas Valley State Prison
HOUSING #
PO box 1050
Soledad, CA
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he will be in reception in Salinas Valley for about 2 weeks or so until he is transferred to whatever yard.

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Is anyone's LO have a hard time with recieving mail. My man is in DMH yard C and he still has not gotten my letters that were mailed out like 3 weeks ago. It has tooken about 2 weeks to get someone but never this long. So I was just wondering how long it is taking for everyone else.
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Is anyone's LO have a hard time with recieving mail. My man is in DMH yard C and he still has not gotten my letters that were mailed out like 3 weeks ago. It has tooken about 2 weeks to get someone but never this long. So I was just wondering how long it is taking for everyone else.
It's taking that long for my husband to receive my mail too! Anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks. Sucks.
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It's taking that long for my husband to receive my mail too! Anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks. Sucks.
My hunny called me tonight and he said that he finally got my letters that were sent out almost 3 weeks ago. He even got the 4th of July card I sent last week to him. I told him I don't even remember what I wrote about cause its been so long. Now he is just waiting for his qtr package that was sent out on June 14th let's see how long this is going to take.
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Is anyone's LO have a hard time with recieving mail. My man is in DMH yard C and he still has not gotten my letters that were mailed out like 3 weeks ago. It has tooken about 2 weeks to get someone but never this long. So I was just wondering how long it is taking for everyone else.
Hey, mine is in DMH too Yard D and his takes 2-3 weeks =(
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I have a beautiful postcard which I want to send in. Yet, the size is different, it's 5,5x5,5 inches.
Will he receive such a size or would they deny it? If it's not allowed, would it be able to send it in an envelope? There is no metal, glitter or anything else on it.
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