A Guide to Sending Alabama Inmate Packages

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Alabama Inmate Packages Rules Explained

Besides visiting and writing letters to inmates, sending packages to our incarcerated friends and family members is one of the best ways of showing we care.

You’ll provide prisoners with the items they need for everyday life while letting them know you support them.

It’s crucial to be aware of the rules and regulations of each facility to know how to send a care package correctly. Prison rules are strict, and if you don’t follow all of them, your package will be rejected and returned.

Who Can Send Packages to Prisoners in Alabama?

You don’t have to be related to an inmate to be allowed to send packages or other mail—anyone can do it. As long as you have the address of the facility and the inmate’s name and ID, you can send mail to any prisoner.

While you can send a package to your prison pen pals even if you don’t personally know them, prisoners have the right to open the package in front of the guards and refuse to receive it, in which case the package will be sent back.

How To Send AL Inmate Packages

Most correctional facilities in Alabama allow friends, family members, and pen pals to send care packages to inmates through two distributors pre-approved by the Alabama Department of Corrections:

Make sure to visit the website of the facility in question because not all of them accept packages sent through these two distributors. For example, Calhoun County Jail accepts packages sent only through JailATM.

Send Care Packages to Inmates Through Access SecurePak

The easiest way to order and send a care package to an inmate from Access SecurePak is online, and this is how to do it:

  1. Visit the website
  2. Click on the Click here to select a program below for ordering field
  3. Choose one of the programs
  4. Create an account or log in to the existing one
  5. Enter the inmate’s full name or ID
  6. Follow the rest of the instructions

Besides ordering online, you have three more methods for ordering to choose from:

Order an Access SecurePak Care Package by

How To Order


Send your order to the following address:

Access Securepak (AL)

10880 Lin Page Place

St Louis, MO 63132

PhoneDial 1-800-546-6283
FaxSend your order to 1-866-754-2813

Union Supply Direct Inmate Packages Alabama

If you’d like to send footwear to inmates in most Alabama prisons, you can do it on the Union Supply Direct website by following these steps:

  1. Visit the website
  2. Type in the inmate’s ID
  3. Click on Shop for Shoe Package
  4. Follow the rest of the instruction

If you’re not tech-savvy and prefer a different method of ordering, you have three other options to do so:

Order a Union Supply Direct Footwear Items byHow To Order


Send your order to the following address:


Dept. #651

P.O. Box 9018

Rancho Dominguez, CA 90224-9018

PhoneDial 1-877-765-7013
FaxSend your order to 1-877-765-7014

Who’s Eligible To Receive Alabama Inmate Care Packages?

Inmates who have at least six months of good behavior on the record are eligible to receive packages from friends and family members.

Inmates in solitary can’t receive any mail.

When Will My Package Be Delivered?

All letters and packages need to be inspected and approved by the facility before being handed over to the prisoner. Inmates receive mail only if it’s sent according to the rules of the correctional facility in question.

This process usually takes a few weeks, so be patient when waiting for a response.

First Things First: Locate Your Incarcerated Loved One With DoNotPay

There’s no point in sending a package if you’re unsure what the correct address of the facility your incarcerated loved one is held in is. If you address the package wrong, it won’t be accepted.

DoNotPay can help you locate an inmate and find out their address with our convenient tool, and here’s how:

  1. Log in to your DoNotPay account from a
  2. Click on the Connect With an Inmate Tool
  3. Select our Locate Someone feature
  4. Type in the inmate’s name and last known state

Once you submit your request, we will locate the inmate in question as quickly as possible and provide you with the latest address.

We can help you locate prisoners all over the U.S. so that you can send inmate packages to Alabama, Ohio, Texas, California, etc.

Alabama Inmate Mail Rules and Regulations—How To Send Books, Letters, and Magazines

A care package isn’t the only type of mail you can send. You can also send letters to get in touch with your prison pen pals or incarcerated friends and family members.

You can even send books, magazines, newspapers, and holiday cards to prisons in Alabama and other states in the U.S., but you need to make sure you follow all the mail rules and regulations that the facility in question imposes.

These are the rules you should follow if you want to avoid having your letter or package rejected:

  • Books need to be new and softcover—hardcover and spiral-bound books are forbidden as they are sharp and can be used for making weapons
  • You can send up to three books at once
  • You need to send books through Amazon
  • Adult magazines and other explicit content is forbidden
  • Gang-related items and symbols are forbidden
  • Any content that promotes violence will be rejected
  • The envelope of the letter needs to be free of stickers, glitter, confetti, and other embellishments
  • Don’t use markers, crayons, or glitter pens for writing
  • Sending money inside letters is forbidden
  • Contraband items are forbidden
  • Don’t spray your perfume on the envelope

Not Sure How To Address a Letter to an Inmate? DoNotPay Is Here To Help

If you want to write a prisoner but you’re not sure how to address your letter, or if you want to avoid making a mistake that could cause your letter to be rejected by the prison staff, DoNotPay has a solution for you.

Our Connect With an Inmate tool can help you send as many letters as you want to inmates all across the country from the comfort of your home:

  1. Log in to your account from a
  2. Choose our Connect With an Inmate tool
  3. Click on Send a Personalized Letter
  4. Compose your letter
  5. Upload a few photos
  6. Select one of the templates

Receive Letters in Digital Form Thanks to DoNotPay

DoNotPay offers one more convenient feature that will make your correspondence with inmates even easier. Why not receive all your letters from prison through our app and read them wherever and whenever you want?

DoNotPay will receive and scan letters you get from prisoners and send them to your virtual mailbox.

To take advantage of this feature, click on the Create My Mailbox in the Virtual Mailbox option of the tool. You’ll be able to check your mail as frequently as you want.

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You’ll appreciate the convenience of sending letters to inmates in a few clicks and having everything neatly organized on your PC. DoNotPay can do much more for you and make every other issue equally easy to take care of.

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