Sending Mail to Inmates in New Hampshire
Inmates incarcerated in New Hampshire are allowed to receive and send mail. All incoming and outgoing mail can be opened, inspected and read to maintain the safety and security of the institution, with the exception of legal mail which may be opened and inspected in the presence of the inmate but not read. Letters and envelopes that have stains or discolorations will cause the mail to be rejected. At no time should you decorate, or embellish your letter or envelope with stickers, glue, glitter, lipstick perfume, etc. as this will cause the mail to be rejected. Writing in code, or describing how to make weapons, alcohol, drugs, or plans to escape are all prohibited.
Offenders can also receive 4"x6" photos. The photos may not be instant or Polaroid photos. The images may also not contain any nudity, sexually suggestive material or have any hand/gang symbols or tattoos in them.
When sending mail to your inmate, format the envelope as follows:
Inmate Name, ID Number
PO Box or Street address
City, State, Zip Code
Inmates do not have access to the internet while incarcerated, however through a contracted vendor inmates can receive e-mails that are printed out at the facilities mail room and delivered like regular mail. In order to use this, you will need to ask the inmate for their e-mail address that is setup through the prison. This correspondence is still inspected and the contents read.
How to Send Books and Magazines to New Hampshire Inmates
Inmates in New Hampshire may also receive books, magazines and newspapers, but they must come directly from a publisher like Amazon.com. All books must be paperback, and new, and must come directly from Amazon, no third party sellers are allowed. No books or magazines can contain nudity, maps, or have any content that could potentially put the safety or security of the facility at risk, including information on how to manufacture drugs, alcohol or weapons. If you want to learn more about sending these items to an inmate read about it here.
Sending Money to Inmates in New Hampshire
Inmates are allowed to receive money from friends and family members in the form of a money order or personal check. Do not send cash in the mail as it will not be accepted. Make the check or money order payable to the inmate's name and ID number, include your full name and return address on the check and envelope. A thirty day hold will be placed on all personal checks. Money orders will not have any hold placed on the funds. Mail the funds to the facility the inmate is incarcerated in and they will process the deposit.
New Hampshire Inmate Phone Calls
Inmates are allowed to make outgoing collect calls and pre-paid calls. The use of cellular telephones and calling cards is prohibited. All calls are recorded and monitored. Three way calling is prohibited and call waiting may cause the phone call to terminate. An offender can have up to twenty people on their call list. At no time can an inmate receive an incoming call, if a family emergency exists such as a serious illness or death you may contact the inmate's counselor or Unit Manager. New Hampshire Department of Corrections is currently in a contract with Inmate Communications System, Inc. (ICS for short). ICS offers prepaid calling which is referred to as Advance Pay and collect calls.
You can setup your account with ICS (ICSolutions) over the phone by calling 1-888-506-8407 or by visiting their website at ICSolutions.com.
ICSolutions will charge you a fee for each call, plus a rate per minute. You may be able to drastically reduce your inmate phone bill by setting up your account with a number local to the facility. Learn more about how you can save money on your inmate phone calls.