Quick Answer: Can I Send Stamps To An Inmate?

Sending Stamps, Paper and Envelopes

An inmate is not allowed to receive contraband items unless these are authorized by the facility.

Unfortunately, stamps, envelopes and paper are contraband in many U.S.


Only approved inmate items can be sent.

What can I send to someone in jail?

Here’s our list of the five best things to send inmates in a care package:

  • Letters and Messages. According to PrisonPro.com, sending correspondence is the number one best way to help your loved one feel connected to home.
  • Commissary Money.
  • Photos.
  • Books, Magazines and Newspapers.
  • Celebratory Cards.

How do I send a stamp to an inmate on JPay?

To send or receive Emails you need a JPay.com account, a computer with Internet access, the inmate’s ID, and virtual JPay stamps.

You can send an Email to an inmate by following these 3 simple steps:

  1. Open a JPay.com account.
  2. Purchase stamps.
  3. Click on the “Email” tab and follow the prompts.

Can I send stamps to an inmate in California?

Inmates can receive books, magazines and newspapers but they must come directly from an approved source, we will give more information about how you can send these things to an inmate below. Please note the CDCR Number is the California Department of Corrections Number.

How many stamps can I send to a prisoner?

Each week a prisoner is allowed to send one free letter. If they want to send more than this then they need to purchase stamps and envelopes from the prison shop/canteen. Alternatively you can post self addressed stamped envelopes to the prisoner so they can post letters back to you.