Open House in the Mail Room is conducted from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 PM, Tuesday through Friday. There are postage scales and charts located in the inmate Law Library, for use in weighing outgoing regular and certified letters, or you may bring them to Open House. All inmate mail must be received through the U.S. Postal Service. Inmate mail will not be accepted from private carriers such as UPS, Fed Ex, etc.
All incoming and outgoing mail is processed by the institution Mail Room. All general correspondence must be processed through the unit officer. Place outgoing general correspondence in the unit mail box, located in each unit. Mail placed in this box must be unsealed. All outgoing inmate mail must have the inmate’s committed name, register number, unit, Federal Medical Center (no abbreviations), P.O. Box 14500, Lexington, KY 40512. Failure to do so will result in the mail being returned to sender.
Most unauthorized items received in your incoming mail will be returned to sender. You will be notified, if contraband was received and returned. Types of contraband include, but are not limited to, stationary items, double backed (Polaroid) photos, stamps and stamped items, sexually explicit photos, body hair, plant shavings, drugs, etc. Commercially published information or materials which contain sexually explicit information or materials which contain nudity are not allowed to be received from any source.
Newspapers, magazines, softback and hardback books must be sent from the publisher or bookstore. There is a limit of five each.
Certified Mail is opened, listed in a log book in the Mail Room, and is signed for by unit staff. Unit staff will deliver the mail to the inmate.