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Old 09-14-2016, 10:28 AM
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Any experiences about the mailroom at CCCF?

Slow, or fast?
Letters written with Gel pens today?

Anything?
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Welcome to Prison Talk - sorry I am not familiar with the facility in question but hopefully you'll get responses soon
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My experience is several years old, but it was about the same as most mailrooms. If I mailed a letter from Portland on a Monday, it would arrive in Wilsonville on Tuesday, and the person inside would get it somewhere between Weds - Fri. I've found the same to be true with OSCI, Santiam and Snake too.

Gel pens are still supposed to be against the rules. I've signed several typed letters with gel ink accidentally and not had them returned, but never written one by hand with gel ink, so don't know how strictly that rule is enforced.

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Thanks for the input!
The stupid thing is that I wrote the whole letter with a gel pen, didn't know it was an issue when I wrote my letter. Duh...

Well... we'll see if it gets rejected or not
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Thanks for the input!
The stupid thing is that I wrote the whole letter with a gel pen, didn't know it was an issue when I wrote my letter. Duh...

Well... we'll see if it gets rejected or not
I'm not even sure how they can tell the difference. If they do reject it, they have to send it back to you, so at least you'll know that it wasn't received.
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Mail is slow for me. I have letters that take sometimes over a week to get to her. They've also received packages a week ago, and she still doesn't have them. They recently had a new boss, so all kinds of changes are being made in efforts to put his stamp on the facility.
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Letters can often take a week to get to inmates at any institution, depending on where the letter is coming from. The primary sorting facility in Oregon is in Portland.

This means:

1. Mail letter in time for pickup from a Post Office (not your mail box) on day 1.
2. Day 2: letter travels to Portland and gets sorted
3. Day 3: letter travels to nearest subsorting Post Office
4. Day 4: letter travels to nearest Post office
5. Day 5: letter gets delivered to address.

If I (in Portland-ish) send a letter to Salem (one hour south), it takes about 3 days until delivery.

If someone in Salem (one hour-ish south of Portland) sends a letter to someone in Salem (e.g. mailing from Salem to Salem), it can take 6 or 7 days because it has to go from Salem to Portland and back to Salem again.

My mail from Portland to Ontario (Snake) takes about a week, and that's still "in-state". Longer if there's any kind of issue in the mailroom (like someone on vacation or the holidays when lots of cards come in).

The mail rooms prioritize the sorting/delivery of inmate mail as follows:

1. First class mail (e.g., letters, cards, things in envelopes from individuals)
2. Second class mail (books, packages etc)
3. Third class mail (magazines, newspapers etc)

Depending on the institution, there may be/probably is a separate sorting area for packages, as the packages must be opened, and inmate ownership labels affixed to the items (typically books, very hard to send a package that does not contain books), then the items must be checked for contraband (including gift wrap/gift card notes etc), then they are distributed.

I wouldn't ascribe the slowness solely to the change in wardens.
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It took 10 Days for my letter. From the day I sent, until she got it. Not a mearusable time though.

Just mine letter. 2016.
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She's said the mail room has got noticeably slower in the past 2 months though, and the only change was the warden. Day room times have been cut back, and so has the time for lights out at night. Plus, there's a jackass correctional officer in there that gives her hell, and he's the one passing out the mail.
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Sounds miserable - for both of you.
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