Inmate Telephone System/Trufone
Upon your arrival, a telephone account will be established in your name. You will receive, in the mail, instructions on using the telephone system and a personal access number (PAC). This number is not to be shared with other inmates. Phone credits may be purchased at the Commissary daily at lunch time. Ordinarily, if purchased at lunch time, credits will be transferred to the phone accounts after 4:00 pm the same day. Use of the Inmate
Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System/Electronic Messaging-Trulincs
User Fees: Inmates will be charged $.05 per minute in Program fees for using TRULINCS public messaging service. There will be no charge to check for new messages received since their previous session. Inmates must purchase time in the following minute increments: 40, 100, 200, 300, and 600 in order to use the public messaging function of TRULINCS. The TRULINCS public messaging function will not be available to inmates without funds to purchase the minimum increment of minutes. Inmates may access the TRULINCS at no charge to access account information, add/edit contact information, complete BP-199′s and initiate mailing labels. Printing Fees: Inmates may elect to print their messages or account/contact information using the designated print station Inmates will be charged three units ($.15) per each printed page. Multiple page messages will be printed front and back (duplexed) and count as two pages per sheet of paper. Example: A two page message will be printed front and back on one sheet of paper and cost six minutes ($.30). Inmates may print BP-199′s and mailing labels at no charge to the inmate.
Mail Services Available
daily during normal business days from the hours of 11:00 am through 12:15pm.
Inmates receive mail at the following address:
Federal Correctional Institution Fairton
P. O. Box 420
Fairton, New Jersey 08320
The outgoing envelope must have the inmate’s committed name, register number, institution name and return address in the upper left hand corner. If the address is not correct on the envelope, the letter will be returned to the inmate for completion. Inmates are responsible for the contents of all their letters. Correspondence containing threats, extortion, etc… may result in prosecution for violation of federal laws. Inmates may be placed on restricted correspondence status based on misconduct or as a matter of classification. The inmate is notified of this placement and has the opportunity to respond.
Inmates are asked to advise those writing to them to put the inmate’s register number and unit on the envelope to aid the prompt delivery of mail.
All inmate packages received at the institution, with the exception of packages with proper special mail identification, must have prior authorization. Items which are available for purchase in the commissary will not be authorized through the package approval procedure. Packages from home are not authorized. Inmates wishing to have items mailed into the institution will send a Cop-Out to the respective department head (see below):
N Unit Manager: Release Clothing N Health Services Administrator: orthopedic shoes, arch supports, prescription glasses, prosthetic devices, and hearing aids.
N Chaplain: wedding bands.. Married inmates may be permitted to have their wedding bands as long as it is a plain band containing no stones and does not exceed the value limitations. Religious articles must be purchased through special purpose order using the approved catalogue. The Department Head will inform the inmate of the decision. If the request is approved, the Department Head will complete the appropriate authorization form (BP-331). The authorization form must be on file in the mail room prior to delivery of the authorized package. If the authorization is not on file in the mail room, the package will be automatically refused at the post office and returned to
Publications may be rejected when received from an unauthorized source and when it is determined that the content is detrimental to the security, good order, or discipline of the institution or if it might facilitate criminal activity. Inmates are notified in writing as to the
reason a publication is rejected.
Correspondence Between Confined Inmates
Rejection of Correspondence
Notification of Rejection
Change of Address/ Forwarding of Mail
Telephones are to be used for lawful purposes only. Threats, extortion, etc… may result in prosecution. All inmate telephones are subject to monitoring and recording. Inmates must contact their Correctional Counselor or another member of the Unit Team to arrange an unmonitored attorney call. In order to use the direct dial telephones, inmates must purchase telephone credits (money moved from their commissary account to an ITS account) during the scheduled commissary hours. Telephone credit purchase forms are available on the unit and can be taken to the commissary during the noon meal (lunch). Inmates will be issued a personal identification number by institution staff, which will enable them to access their account. Inmates are authorized 20 telephone numbers assigned to their account, which must be approved by the Unit Team. Inmates are allowed to update their telephone lists on an as-needed basis. Inmates in Disciplinary Segregation (D/S) or Administrative Detention (A/D) may make a limited number of calls. Phone calls for inmates in D/S or A/D will either be placed by his respective Counselor or the Special Housing Unit Officer. Inmates in A/D will be permitted one social call every 30 days after being confined to this status for seven days. Inmates in D/S will be permitted one social call every 30 days after being confined in this status for 30 days. Institutional phones may not be used without permission of an Associate Warden.