Sending Mail to Inmates in Vermont
One of the best ways to stay in contact with an inmate in Vermont is through the mail. Family members and friends can send and receive an unlimited amount of letters from an inmate. All incoming mail is opened and inspected for illegal items and contraband. If you are unsure of an inmate's exact location and address you can look it up online using the inmate search found on the Vermont facilities page, we also provide this information for each prison in Vermont on those same pages.
Friends and family members may also send inmates 4"x6" photos. The photos may not be instant or Polaroid photos as these present a security risk. Send no more than five photos per envelope. The images may not contain nudity, sexually suggestive material, or depict illegal activities.
When sending mail to an inmate in Vermont, always include your complete return address in the upper left hand corner of the envelope and format the inmate's address as follows:
Inmate Name, ID Number
P.O. Box or Street address
City, State, Zip Code
Electronic messaging is offered through JPAY and is provided for a fee. Inmates do not have access to computer or the internet. Electronic messages are sent by friends and family and printed in the facilities mail room, then delivered to the inmate like regular mail. JPAY also offers offenders in Vermont a JP5mini Tablet which can be purchased at the facilities kiosk and provides the inmate with music, digital games, photos and more. For more information visit the JPAY website.
Ordering Inmate Care Packages in Vermont
Friends and family members can order commissary care packages through Access Corrections. Offenders must have an Administrative Review Board approval to receive packages, so be sure your inmate is eligible before you order. Additionally, inmates can receive up to $50 in orders every two weeks.
How to Send Books and Magazines to inmate in Vermont
Offenders incarcerated in Vermont can receive books, magazines, and newspapers from a reputable vendor such as Amazon.com. When sending publications you must include the inmate's complete name and identification number, and the publications must be mailed directly to the facility from Amazon. Order no more than three books at a time. All books must be paperback editions, hardcover editions are not accepted. No publications can contain nudity, or describe 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 Vermont
Inmates in Vermont have access to a trust account in their name. Using this account offenders can purchase items through the commissary which includes stamps, paper, pens, envelopes, food, snacks, hygiene items and more.
To send the funds you must purchase a money order or bank check. A United States Postal money order can be purchased from any post office and is recommended. Completely fill out the money order making it payable to "VT DOC F.B.O. (Inmate's Name)", and put the offenders ID number in the memo field. An inmate's ID number can be found by using the inmate search here. You must also print and fill out a Vermont inmate trust fund deposit form. The completed money order and deposit coupon must be mailed to:
P.O. Box 1344
Williston, VT 05495-1344
For more information on sending funds to an inmate, read our guide here.
Vermont Inmate Phone Calls
Inmates in Vermont at not allowed to receive incoming calls, they are however, allowed to make outgoing collect calls, pre-paid calls, and debit calls. All calls are recorded and may be monitored. Three way calling and call forwarding are not allowed and will cause the call to terminate. Pre-paid calls offer slight cost savings when compared to collect calls and debit calls offer the greatest cost savings.
Pre-paid phone calls are offered through GTL Offender ConnectNetwork. You can setup an account by visiting the GTL website here, or by calling 1-800-483-8314.
Debit phone accounts can be established by visiting the AccessSecure website here.
These companies 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.