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Offline sunrayswench

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Sending books and magazine or newspaper subscriptions
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:49:27 pm »
Books and magazines or newspapers can only be sent to TDCJ inmates from approved vendors - you cannot send them directly yourself.

TDCJ accepts books sent via Amazon.com. Used books that are of good quality and are sent by a company (not an individual) are usually also acceptable.

You can also order books and magazines from the Texas Prison Bookstore: http://www.texasprisonbookstore.com/
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Offline Elvire

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Do you know if The book depository" is an approved vendor?

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I've not tried using them, but as they are an international company I would expect TDCJ to treat them the same as Amazon etc.
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I would like to sent this diary to my PP. Do you think it will be approved by the mailroom?

http://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Project-One-Sentence-Journal-Five-Year/dp/B008GB1XKG/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

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I think it's a great idea, but as it contains blank pages, the mailroom might decide it is a journal or stationary, and deny it. Those are only supposed to be bought through eComm now.
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Haha nothing is simple in Texas. Do you think I can sent an email or call them to ask if it's okay or if it's going to be denied?

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They don't do emails but you can call the prison and ask to speak to the Mailroom Supervisor :)
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Okay ... So how can I explain how the book is with proper English words? It's a diary like with a hard cover?

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Yes, just ask them if it is OK to send an inmate a hard-cover 5 years diary. They should understand what you mean. You could also give them to dimensions, so for example 6 inches by 4 inches by 2 inches thick.
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Thank you so much! I really want this to work. I have the idea for getting the same diary and at some point find a way to "exchange" what we wrote or something like this.

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I'm curious on this one---keep posting on this and the exchange as well....someday

 

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