Sending pictures to inmates at High Desert State Prison
Do you want to send family pictures to an inmate at the High Desert State Prison in Nevada? Inmate Photos has the information you need to know about how to send pictures.
Sending pictures and photographs to friends and family at the High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs, NV, requires you to jump through some hoops. If you get something wrong, the person does not get your mail. You may also be barred from sending more mail to that person.
In addition to the rules, you need more information before dropping those pictures in the mail.
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High Desert State Prison in Nevada
The prison’s mailing address is:
HDSP P.O. Box 650 Indian Springs, Nevada 89070-0650
and the physical address is:
22010 Cold Creek Road Indian Springs, Nevada 89070
The Nevada Department of Corrections oversees the 4,176-bed facility. It was built in 2000 and expanded in 2009. High Desert is a Level 4 facility, which is considered a maximum security facility. Those incarcerated here are in prison for serious offenses such as murder and rape. Many are serving life sentences. Also, many are considered too violent for lower security prisons.
Send Mail to an Inmate
If you want to send mail to an inmate, the prison prefers emails. While this may be convenient for you and the prison staff, it creates two problems for the person behind bars.
• Images are printed in black and white only on plain paper. They are handed to inmates at mail call.
• If the inmate has an MP3 player that shows images, they can see the pictures on that. They must have enough money in their prison account to buy the MP3 player, which will usually cost more than it does outside prison. Sometimes, the prison will remove an inmate’s access to electronic images and they are gone forever.
You also need the person’s name and his Nevada Department of Corrections ID number.
Know the Rules
If you want to send pictures, then you have to know the rules for sending photos and other images. The Nevada DOC has a PowerPoint presentation to explain what may and may not be sent, Getting those rules has additional issues.
1) The file downloads automatically to your device. You may not want that.
2) You either need PowerPoint or some other program to open and read the file, which is either another download or some way to open and read the file online.
3) The PowerPoint file references other Nevada DOC directives you need to know. That means more online searching and possibly more downloads.
Some of the mailing rules are:
1) Any violations of the rules mean future mail from you to someone in the prison may not be delivered. Anyone sending prohibited material is subject to prosecution.
2) All mail is opened and inspected.
3) Pictures cannot include anything sexually explicit, written in code, instructions for making guns, making alcoholic beverages, escape plans or words, and images that encourage violence.
4) Pictures must be 8″x10″ or smaller. Each picture must have the recipient’s name and Nevada DOC number on the back. No more than 10 pictures can be sent. A page can have more than one picture, but each picture counts as one page. In other words, if you print 4 pictures on 1 page, that counts as 4 pages.
Sometimes you want to send pictures your children drew. The Nevada DOC counts those the same way it counts photos. The paper must be 8″x10″ or smaller. It has to meet all the rules for what can and cannot be in an image.
That sounds like a lot of work. Inmate Photos makes the process a lot easier.
Best Way to Send Pictures
The best way to send pictures to someone at High Desert State Prison is with Inmate Photos. We send high-quality prints. We know the rules. We know the procedures. We know what is allowed and what is not allowed. If you have a lot of pictures, we will separate them into more than one envelope for mailing. We will mail each package on a different day if necessary. If a picture is not allowed, we will return it to you and tell you why.
When you send pictures with Inmate Photos you know your loved one is going to get the pictures.
We need the person’s name and the Department of Corrections ID number. We take care of the rest.
Check out our app to see how easy it is to securely and properly send pictures to someone in prison.
Inmate Photos can send pictures to almost all federal, state, and county facilities across the nation. We can even send pictures to some youth detention centers.