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    Thread: How long does ingoing mail take?

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      How long does ingoing mail take?

      My guy is at North Kern in reception.. arrived 12/13 - I have written to him daily beginning 12/13..yet I received my first letter from him on 12/23 saying he has had no mail from me? How long does it normally take for a letter to get delivered to the inmate? His letter to me was mailed on Wednesday and arrived to me in Ohio on Friday. So outbound mail seems to be quick.

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      Reception hubs are notorious for having slow ingoing. Try sending him plain greeting cards or postcards and just say you've written it just takes time to get them.

      Once he gets to a mainline prison, it will be much quicker.
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      Title 15 section regarding incoming mail:

      3133. Definitions and Disposition of Mail.


      (a) Definitions:
      (1) First-Class Mail is all mail wholly or partly in writing or
      typewriting, all actual and personal correspondence, all bills and
      statements of account, and all matter sealed or otherwise closed
      against inspection. The maximum weight for a First-Class letter is
      13 ounces. All First-Class Mail shall be delivered to the inmate as
      soon as possible, but not later than seven calendar days from
      receipt of the mail at the facility mailroom.
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      Most reception centers take a long time. San Quentin can sometimes take a month or more. North Kern is not as bad. I would say 10-20 days. Terry's suggestion as far as sending postcards is a good one. In my experience, I received postcards 2-3 days after the postmark. A letter with the same postmark might take 3-4 weeks....

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      My loved one is at CMC East and it really seems to vary depending on the time of year. Also, even though the CDC says that "Priority Mail will not be processed through the prison's mailroom faster then Standard Mail"...that does not seem to be the case at CMC. The mail that I send to him "Priority" gets to the prison only one day earlier then the "Standard Mail" I send....however, my loved one consistently receives the "Priority Mail" I send to him several days faster then the mail I send to him "Standard Mail".

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      i thought about sending mines mail priority yesterday, i was worried they'd be like "oh ha ha yeah right!" and play like they didn't get it. plus i'm worried about them having to sign for it,that the c.o.'s would get an attitude with him. it's sad we got to go through this much thought processes to just mail a letter and or pics.! i've heard of 3 weeks once it took to get mail to my ca. penpal.

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      Save your money. The mail is getting there, it's just very slow to get to the inmates.

      For sending pics - send them separate from a letter. I just put mine in plain getting cards. It's less to inspect and generally speeds delivery.

      Also, in some prison mailrooms, if you send in envelopes larger, then seem to process those faster. I often use the half size manilla envelopes (9 x 6) and that mail seems to get to him faster.
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