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How to Connect With an Inmate at the North Dakota State Penitentiary

Prison can be a lonely place, and inmates often suffer depression due to the isolation they experience while serving their sentences. If one of your loved ones has been incarcerated, it is more important than ever to make an effort to remain in contact with them. Visiting your loved one is the best way to show your support; however, letters are also cherished when received and give inmates something positive to look forward to. While it may seem like writing a letter is a simple thing, it can, in fact, be quite a challenge. Letters can be rejected and returned to you for the tiniest error. DoNotPay can help you to ensure your letter follows all the rules and regulations that will guarantee that it will be approved and delivered to your inmate at a North Dakota State Penitentiary.

What Are the Important Things to Know When Writing Your Inmate at a North Dakota State Penitentiary?

Letters are a welcome sight for most prisoners in a North Dakota State Penitentiary. Prisoners often feel isolated and lonely, and letters are something tangible they can hold in their hands, something that gives them comfort and hope. It may seem that writing a letter is a simple thing, especially in this day and age; however, due to the many rules and regulations that surround written correspondence that prisoners receive, it is not as easy as you may think. There are a few things you should be aware of before you mail your letter to your inmate:

  1. It takes time. Corresponding with prisoners in a North Dakota State Penitentiary takes a lot of time. Each article of correspondence has to be reviewed, inspected, and then either approved or rejected. The entire approval process, while being extremely thorough, is also very time-consuming so remember to plan your letters and communicate appropriately.
  2. Keep content in mind. You are permitted to write about any topic you choose. However, it's a good idea to remember that many other sets of eyes will be reading, scanning, and judging what you write. It's a good idea to keep private details for when you can arrange a visit or speak to your mate on the phone.
  3. Focus on the importance of what you are doing. While it seems like writing or receiving a letter is a small thing to you, it can mean the world to an inmate who is lonely and depressed.

DoNotPay understands how important communication with a prisoner can be, both for you and your inmate. DoNotPay will help you to make sure your letter follows the guidelines that will allow it to be approved and passed along to your inmate as quickly as possible.

NDSP Contact Information

WardenJames P. Sayler
AddressNorth Dakota State Penitentiary

3100 Railroad Avenue

PO Box 5521

Bismarck, ND 58506-5521


How Do You Write Letters to Prisoners in the North Dakota State Penitentiary and Make Sure They Get Through?

There are a few tips and tricks that you can utilize to ensure that your letter to your loved one in a North Dakota State Penitentiary is received. Following the regulations will greatly contribute to your communication being able to be approved and seen by your loved one. Everything from how you address the envelope, to the things you write or place on the envelope, to what you send with the letter, can make a difference in how quickly, and even if, your letter gets through. One of the most important factors is how you address your letter. Both your address and the inmate's address must be correct for it to be approved. A mistake involving the address could result in your letter being rejected. To properly address your letter follow the steps below:

  • In the center of the envelope should be the following:
  • First-line - Inmate's name, surname, and ID
  • Second-line - The address of the facility
  • Third line - City, state, and ZIP code
  • In the Upper Right Corner of the envelope should be the following:
  • Your name and surname
  • Your address
  • City, state, and zip
  • Do not include any stickers, sparkles, or any additional decoration on the envelopes as this will cause them to be rejected.

DoNotPay can help guide you through the process of creating correspondence that will be approved from the beginning to the end.

How Can DoNotPay Help?

Writing a letter to an inmate can seem daunting, with even the address being so closely scrutinized. Not to worry. DoNotPay is dedicated to helping you to create written communication that is easy, convenient, and serves to bring you and your loved one closer, despite incarceration. We have a handy online tool that can help make correspondence with your inmate smooth and worry-free. With DoNotPay's new tool, you can:

  • Write to your incarcerated loved one or pen pal worry-free.
  • Receive letters in return from your inmate through a virtual mailbox.
  • Locate inmates all over the country in just a few clicks.

So how does this process work? It's easy. All you need to do to use DoNotPay's tool is follow the below steps:

  1. Access your account from any web browser.
  2. Click on our Connect With an Inmate tool.
  3. Select Send a Personalized Letter.
  4. Input the inmate's information, including
  • Name
  • Surname
  • ID or Booking number
  1. Upload your message or type it in.
  2. Attached photos if you would like to do so.
  3. Select one of our many templates to make your letter more personalized and friendly.

DoNotPay will take it from there. We will print the letter out, make sure it is correct, and send it on your behalf. You don't have to worry about addressing the letter or dealing with regulations, or even going to the post office. DoNotPay makes it easy to communicate with your inmate in the North Dakota State Penitentiary.

In addition, you can receive letters from your incarcerated loved one or pen pal with DoNotPay. Our virtual mailbox will allow you to receive letters from inmates in digital form through our app, making it safer and easier for you to receive communication from your inmate. To receive letters using our virtual mailbox, follow the below directions:

  • Sign in to your DoNotPay account from any web browser.
  • Click on Connect With an Inmate.
  • Click on Virtual Mailbox.
  • Choose to Create My Mailbox.

DoNotPay will scan all the letters received and send them to your virtual mailbox. Check your mailbox any time you want to send or receive letters with your inmate. DoNotPay strives to ensure that you can correspond with your incarcerated loved one or pen pal with safety and ease and help keep your connection strong.

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