Items you will need. You may also want to send photographs of the child and copies of things such as report cards and school work.
If your loved one is in one of the minority of local jails that allow only postcards -- read the Prison Policy Initiative's "Return to Sender, Postcard Only Mail Policies in Jails" -- consider having photo postcards printed -- it may be the only way you can send him pictures of loved ones. How to Start a Letter to a Jail Inmate By Julie Boehlke ; Updated September 29, When a friend or family member is in jail, it can be a very difficult and emotional time for both the inmate and those friends and loved ones outside the bars.
Fill in the next few paragraphs with personal information about yourself such as what activities you have been up to, how your career is going, and any new happenings going on with your life.
Any device, anywhere in the world. So whether you can write every other day or only every other week, be up front about this.
Do not send any type of cash, money or contraband in the letter or envelope. For some people it can be difficult finding ways to get a letter started to an inmate who is incarcerated.
Draft Box A draft box where you can write and save messages to send later. You also get the benefit of getting your letters faster and on your computer or mobile device.
Getting Creative The facility may allow you to enclose photographs and printed material from the Internet or photocopies from books and magazines, provided their content rules are followed.