***question about sending a letter to someone in prison???***?

can a person who has been committed of first degree murder and is serving a life sentence (4 people get to see him once a week though)...when they receive your letter, is there any possible way they can reply to it? (he's in Washington County Detention Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee....if that helps idk)

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    They can write to whomever they so choose, just as they can receive letters from whomever. Everything is read before it leaves the prison or is given to the prisoners, so there isn't a worry about anything going out that shouldn't.

    You should be able to contact the prison for the specific rules for writing prisoners and correspondence. But they can't cut prisoners off from society - unless they are in solitary confinement.

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  • Slappy
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Rules on letters and what you can and cannot send are going to very by prison but as far as I know prisoners are allowed to send and receive letters. The guards may open and inspect in and out going mail before the prisoner receives it. The best way to find out the policies is to call the prison in question and ask questions. No one will be mad at you for doing that and I'm sure they'll be happy to help you.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Don't know about u.s.a. but in britain prisoners are given one letter per week to send to whom they wish. Prisoners can also buy extra letters to send to whom they wish. However all letters in and out of prisons are censored and the prison staff decide if a letter is stopped, and must inform the sender of reasons why mail was stopped.

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  • GIL M
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    of course they will answer. This may be one of the only link to the outside world they have.

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