If you want to send pictures to inmates at Mule Creek State Prison in California, Inmate Photos is here to help. We know the rules, and we know what is required. We can get your images to your loved ones. We send pictures to inmates in more than 4,000 prisons across the United States.
Prison systems encourage family and friends to send photos. This helps the person in the facility stay connected to their loved ones on the outside. You can even send pictures children draw for their parent in prison.
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ABOUT MULE CREEK STATE PRISON
Mule Creek State Prison is located in Ione in Amador County, CA, just a few miles southeast of Sacramento. The prison is just off Twin Cities Road northeast of Ione.
It opened in 1987 on 866 acres. In 2005, the prison’s mission changed to house Sensitive Needs Yards (SNY) inmates. SNY inmates are not placed into the general population for their own safety. Some examples of SNY inmates are former police officers, gang dropouts, sex offenders, and law enforcement informants. Mule Creek is the state’s only SNY prison.
Over the years, the prison has housed a number of famous murderers and at least one member of the notorious Manson family cult. Lyle Menendez, convicted of killing his parents in a very controversial trial in 1996, served time there before being transferred to another prison.
The prison only accepts mail for inmates through the Post Office Box. You cannot deliver pictures when you visit someone at the prison.
Envelopes must be addressed as follows:
INMATE NAME AND CDCR# Mule Creek State Prison P. O. Box 409099 Ione, CA 95640
You must have the inmate’s name and prison ID number to send the picture. You can locate the number through the California Department of Corrections website. You can also call Mule Creek State Prison directly at (209) 274-4911.
You must follow California’s rules for sending pictures. The main rules are:
No nudity, including shirtless pictures of men
No gang activity
The images cannot show anything that represents a threat to the inmates, the guards, or the security of the facility.
Pictures can be up to 8×10″ in size
No more than 10 pictures may be sent per envelope
The prison staff opens and inspects all inmate mail for contraband, like pictures that do not meet the rules.
Each prison may have additional rules regarding how many pictures an inmate may have, what can be in the picture and how the pictures must be stored.
Some prisons require the inmate’s name and ID number to be on the back of each image. When you mail pictures through Inmate Photos, we automatically put this information on the back of each image.
We also sort your pictures to make sure no more than 10 pictures go in the envelope. If you want to mail more pictures, we mail 10 pictures at a time and spread the mailings out over several days.
Each image can be considered a picture. If you put four pictures on a sheet, the prison may consider that to be four photos. If you send more pictures than what is allowed, your loved one likely will not get all of them.
Inmates at the prison are part of a pilot program that puts tablets into the men’s hands. The tablet is free. Inmates can receive pictures with it but have to pay for each one.
Inmates can also print pictures at a cost. Printing is done in plain paper using the cheapest possible black and white or color inks.
When inmates are released, they can buy the tablet or transfer the images to an outside device.
All photos sent electronically are reviewed by the prison staff just like mailed images. Anything that violates the prison rules is deleted and the inmate will never see the picture.
Once downloaded, pictures can be printed at a cost.
Inmates cannot send pictures or videos with the tablets. Each tablet has to connect to a prison kiosk to download anything you send.
USE INMATE PHOTOS
An easy solution is to use Inmate Photos to mail the pictures direct to the person. Pictures are still reviewed to make sure the images meet the prison rules. The inmate receives the pictures and can take them wherever they go.
We make it easy.
Get the Inmate Photos app from your favorite app store. It is free and easy to install.
Start the app and look through the list of California state prisons for Mule Creek State Prison in California. We send pictures to state and federal prisons, jails, and youth detention centers across the United States. If you are looking for other prisons that are not listed, please let us know and we will add those to our list.
Check the list of rules. We update the rules list regularly to give you the most accurate information possible.
Upload your pictures. You can take new pictures, pull from your media account, or use images stored on your device. Make sure the pictures meet the rules for Mule Creek State Prison. You can scan or take pictures of drawings as well. The same rules apply to drawings.
Give us the inmate’s name and CDCR ID number. We print this on the back of each image.
Complete your transaction with our secure server. The price you see is all you pay. We never have hidden fees.
We print your pictures with high-quality color inks on photo-grade paper. Our pictures will last for decades. Your loved one can also take the pictures when they are released or transferred to a new facility.
Pictures arrive within a few days of the mailing. If the mail is not received at the facility, let us know. We ask you to wait two weeks before calling us. If the pictures were lost in the mail or misdirected, we will resend them for free. We resend even if you gave us the wrong address by accident.