First class letters and publications are distributed Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) in the units. Inmates are required to attend mail call. Outgoing mail will be deposited in the blue mail box located outside each Housing Unit by 9:45 P.M. for processing the following business day. All outgoing mail may be sealed, but is subject to being opened prior to dispatch from the institution. All outgoing Legal Mail will be processed during mailroom open house hours.
All outgoing mail will be picked up Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) for dispatch to the U.S. Postal Service. The inmate’s name, number, Federal Prison Camp, housing unit, and correct address must be placed on outgoing correspondence. Failure to do so will result in the letter being opened to identify the inmate so the letter may be sent back for proper preparation. If the sender cannot be identified, the letter will be annotated, dead-filed for two years, and then destroyed.
All mail addressed to and from an inmate must contain the following information:
(Inmate’s committed name)
Federal Prison Camp
(Inmate’s register number)
(Inmate’s housing unit)
P.O. Box 2149
Bryan, Texas 77805
Incoming mail will be opened and searched for contraband and unauthorized material. Unauthorized material (i.e., body hair, plant shavings, small artifacts, sexually explicit personal photographs, musical cards, cassette tapes, stamps, stationary, lottery tickets, plastic cards, etc.) will be returned to the sender.
NO PERSONAL CHECKS will be accepted.
Inmates are prohibited from receiving computer diskettes or CD-ROMs. Computer-related books or publications which contain sections on any type of programming languages or computer repair information will be rejected.
All newspapers must be received directly from the publisher. Hard-cover books must also be received directly from the publisher, a book club, or a bookstore. Soft-cover materials (paperback books and magazines) may be received from any source, however, the sender is to identify the contents of the envelope as “magazines”. If the item appears to be a package and the appropriate markings are not on the outside of the item, it will be treated as a package and returned to sender. Subscriptions to magazines must be made by utilization of a Form 24″ to your Counselor.
Records Office & Mail Room Open-House is Tuesday and Thursday, from 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Legal Mail Open-House is Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Open-House will not be conducted the day following a federal holiday.
All incoming release clothing packages must have an authorization form on file in the Mail Room prior to the arrival of the package; no more than 30-days in advance of scheduled release. The package may only contain one set of clothing (i.e., dress, hose, underwear, bra, slip, one pair of shoes, one travel bag not to exceed $15.00 value, and a coat/jacket (during inclement weather). No purses, jewelry, hair accessories, cologne, etc., will be authorized. Clothing must be neat in appearance. Suggestive or revealing clothing will be rejected. The package will remain in R&D and will be issued on the day of release. Any items found that are not authorized will result in the entire package being returned to the sender. Should no authorization be on file, the package will be rejected at the mail handling facility and returned to the sender un-opened.
“Legal Mail” and “Special Mail” – For this type of mail to be considered as such, the actual sender must be adequately identified by name and title. Also, the envelope must be marked “Special or Legal Mail – Open only in the presence of the inmate, or similar language. Any mail received which does not have this annotation will be treated as general correspondence.
Express mail and C.O.D. services are not available. Express mail received for inmates is processed as First Class mail upon receipt at this facility. Flat rate boxes are available in the mailroom with approved package authorization on file.