Mail is processed and delivered Monday through Friday. Mail service is not available on weekends or holidays. Distribution of mail will be held daily by the Unit Correctional Officer upon completion of the 4:00 PM Count. Properly identified “Special Mail” will be opened in the inmate’s presence and issued from the Mailroom, as soon as possible after receipt. Registered and Certified mail will be issued through the Unit Team.
In most cases, inmates are permitted to correspond with the public and family members without prior Staff approval. Inmates are responsible for the contents and context of all outgoing mail. Correspondence containing threats, extortion, etc. may result in prosecution for violation of Federal laws.
Inmates may be placed on restricted correspondence status, as a result of misconduct or a matter of classification. Notification of such placement will be given to the inmate, who will be afforded the opportunity to appeal the restriction.
There is no limitation on the number of incoming letters an inmate may receive; unless, however, the number received poses a burden on the institution. Inmates must instruct correspondents to include their register numbers and living units in the address, so mail delivery is not delayed. The mailing address is: Inmate Name, Register Number, Unit Quarters, FCI Schuylkill, PO Box 759, Minersville, PA 17954. Inmates must also advise correspondents that incoming mail must have a return address to be received at the institution.
Outgoing Special Mail
Inmates will bring outgoing special mail to the Mail Room, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am – 7:45 am. Inmates housed in the Special Housing Unit will deliver their outgoing special mail to the Special Housing Unit Officer for forwarding to the Mail Room.
Inmates are required to place a TRULINCS-generated mailing label on all outgoing mail. If an inmate fails to place the TRULINCS-generated label on outgoing postal mail, the mail is returned to the inmate for proper preparation, in the same way outgoing mail is returned for failure to follow other processing requirements, e.g. lack of return address, etc. Inmates should not be printing any return address labels, such as Name, Register Number, FCI Schuylkill, etc. Any outgoing mail with a printed, return address label will be rejected and disciplinary action may be taken for misuse of government property. Only inmates located in SHU are exempt from placing a TRULINCS generated label on mail.
Inmates may only receive packages with prior Staff authorization, which contain release clothing and/or medically approved devices. All unauthorized packages will be returned to the sender unopened with a notation indicating “No Prior Approval to Receive Package.” An inmate requesting a package mailed to the institution must submit an Inmate Request to Staff Member to the appropriate Department.