How to send pictures to an inmate at Ely State Prison
Sending pictures to inmates Ely State Prison means following the rules. If you do not follow the rules, that important person behind bars will never get the pictures you send.
At Inmate Photos, we know the rules so you don’t have to. We know how to get pictures to inmates at Ely State Prison.
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Ely State Prison
Ely State Prison is located in White Pine County, NV. Ely is a small mountain town centrally located on the eastern edge of the Silver State. The prison is located about nine miles north of town on North Highway 490.
The prison opened in 1989. It is the Nevada Department of Corrections‘ official maximum security state prison. It was built in two phases. Part 1 was completed in August 1989 and the prison opened with that part done. Part 2 was completed in November 1990.
The original facility housed 1,054 inmates. It has since expanded to house 1,183 inmates.
Ely State Prison houses Nevada’s most dangerous criminals. Some people there are on death row and some are serving life without parole.
The mailing address is:
Ely State Prison P.O. Box 1989 Ely, Nevada 89301
The physical address is:
Ely State Prison 4569 North State Route 490 Ely, Nevada 89301
To send mail to someone at Ely State, you must know the inmate’s name and his NDOC number. You can find the inmate’s number on the NDOC Inmate Locator web page.
Address mail this way:
Inmate Name and Inmate Number Ely State Prison P.O. Box 1989 Ely, Nevada 89301
All envelopes must have your return address clearly printed on the upper left of the package or envelope.
Rules Regarding Mail
Ely State Prison has rules for what inmates may receive and how much they may receive at one time. You can download a Department of Corrections PowerPoint presentation to see the rules. This file automatically downloads to your device. If you do not have enough memory in your smartphone or tablet, it will not load. You also need a program that will open PowerPoint.
The PowerPoint also lists several other Department of Corrections bulletins and files you need to download and read.
These regulations may change at any time.
All mail is opened and inspected by the staff at the state prison. If you send mail that violates prison rules, the mail will be destroyed. If you continue to send mail that violates prison rules, your visitation rights may be restricted or stopped.
You can mail pictures direct to inmates housed at Ely State, but you must follow the rules. Some rules are:
Pictures should have the inmate’s name and number clearly printed on the back of the picture
Polaroids are not allowed
Pictures can be on paper no larger than 8″x10″
Each image on that page counts as a picture. If you put four photos on a single page, that is four pictures
You are limited to sending 10 pictures at a time. If you send four pages with four pictures on each page, that is 12 pictures
Inmate Photos will divide your order into the appropriate number of photos to be mailed per day so they will be delivered.
Ely State Prison prefers people send emails to inmates. The staff reviews all emails before the inmate ever sees them. Approved emails are printed and delivered to the inmate. Emails that violate the prison’s rules are destroyed. Inmates in the Nevada prison system are not allowed to send email replies.
You may send color pictures through email, but they will be printed on plain paper in black and white.
Inmate Photos sends full-color pictures that are delivered.
If the inmate has an MP3 player, they can see pictures with that device. However, MP3 players in prison are expensive.
If an inmate has in-prison infractions, the staff can take away the MP3 player and erase it. All information, including pictures, is lost forever. The inmate may get an MP3 player later on, but everything has to be sent again.
Inmate Photos is a better way to send pictures, including drawings children want to send, to someone at Ely State Prison. Here is what happens:
Download our app
Specify an inmate that you want to send photos to
Read the rules pertaining to the facility you are sending photos to
Upload photos that adhere to the rules of the instituion
Place your order
Your photos will be printed in full color on professional photo quality paper and put the inmate’s information will be printed on the back. If you order more than the 10 photos an inmate is allowed to receive per day, we will break your order up so that it is delivered over multiple days.
Once the photos are shipped it usually takes two to three business days for them to arrive at the facility and anywhere from a day to a week for the staff to deliver them to the inmate.