FMC Devens Correspondence

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Certified/Registered Mail



Return Receipt Requested Cards (green), Certified Mail slips (green/white) and legal-size envelopes are available in the Law Library. Mail should be weighed and may be sent registered, certified, or insured at the inmate’s expense. All postage fees are set by the U.S. Postal Service. Services such as Express Mail, private carrier services, Cash on Delivery (COD), or stamp collecting are not permitted.

Correspondence – Incoming



Incoming mail is distributed by the Unit Correctional Officer Monday through Friday immediately following the 4:00 p.m., Official Count. Incoming mail will be opened and inspected for contraband unless it is properly marked as legal mail. (see section on “Special Mail”) Incoming mail should be clearly addressed as follows:

Inmate’s Committed Name
Register # Unit: ___
Federal Medical Center, Devens
P. O. Box 879
Ayer, MA 01432

Legal Mail is opened and inspected for contraband in the inmate’s presence. Receipt of this mail is verified by the inmate’s signature in a log. Certified Mail, unless it meets Legal Mail criteria, is opened in the Mail Room before the inmate receives it.

During Intake Screening, inmates will have completed a form concerning their incoming correspondence. If they choose to receive mail, they agree that institution staff may open and read it. Inmates may elect to have all mail, with the exception of Legal

Mail, returned to the U.S. Postal Service.

Mail received for an inmate after their release date will be forwarded for thirty (30) days to the release address provided.

The institutional mail room does not accept funds received from outside the institution. Any funds received will be returned to the sender with specific directions on how to send the funds to the National Lock Box. All funds being sent to inmates at FMC
Devens should be sent to the National Lock Box location at the following address:

FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISON
INSERT NAME
REG. NUMBER
P.O. BOX 474701
DES MOINE, IOWA 50947-0001


Correspondence – Outgoing



FMC Devens is an Administrative Facility and, as such, all outgoing mail, except for Special/Legal Mail, may not be sealed and will be subject to inspection/screening. Inmates may present sealed Special/Legal Mail to Unit Team staff during normal duty hours. The inmate shall be required to produce their ID card at this time. Only properly addressed Legal/Special Mail shall be given to Unit Team staff for Special/Legal mail processing. In addition, the Outgoing Special Mail Receipt will be prepared by the inmate and delivered to Unit Team staff along with the Special/Legal mail. Unit Team staff will sign and date the receipt and deposit both the receipt and the Special/Legal mail in the outgoing mailbox located in front of the Records Office. The following information must be handwritten in the left-hand corner of all inmate envelopes:

Inmate’s Committed Name
Register # Unit: ___
Federal Medical Center, Devens
P. O. Box 879
Ayer, MA 01432


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