About our Brothers and Sisters !
BEFORE YOU SEND MONEY
IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT WRITING ANY OF THE BROTHERS OR SISTER, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT ALTHOUGH THEY LOVE TO RECEIVE MAIL, IT IS DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO RESPOND TO EVERYONE ESPECIALLY IN A TIMELY MANNER.. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SEND NOTES OF SUPPORT. ADDITIONALLY, PLEASE SEND THEM FUNDS FOR THE NECESSARY PAPER, POSTAGE AND OTHER SUPPLIES. EN LA LUCHA!!!!!!
The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has changed the guidelines for sending federal prisoners commissary. If anyone wants to send money to our patriots, it must be sent to the following address and in the following manner:
Federal Bureau of Prisons
(Prisoner's name and Prison Number)
PO Box 474701
Des Moines IA 50947-0001
You must send all funds to the mailing address (above) and adhere to the following instructions:
The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) will only approve/accept the following items, which it calls "Negotiable instruments": Money Orders, government checks, Foreign Negotiable Instruments or Business checks. NOTE: No Personal Checks; they will be sent back to you.
Print the prisoner's committed name and register number (prison number) on the funds.
The name and return address of the sender must appear in the upper left hand corner of the envelope to ensure that funds can be returned when necessary.
Don't send items other than funds top the above provided address. The BOP will discard letters, pictures and anything else you send.
Send all letters to the companeros in a regular business size envelope.
Also, if you are going to send money, it must be in the form of a money order (postal or western union) with their name and prisoner's number. Do not send cach, and avoid sending them personal checks.
If you are ging to send them reading materials (books or magazines), you must make sure that it is a paperback addition. If you are sending a magazine, you must remove all the staples and metal clips. The envelope you send it in mut have the staples and metal clips removed as well.
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