Be sure you include your full name and mailing address on the outside of the envelope and on the letter itself (because letters are sometimes delivered without the envelope, and he’ll have no way to write back if you don’t include this info inside the letter – and any letter without your full return contact info on the outside will be rejected). Do not include anything in the envelope other than a letter (but it’s OK to write it on the back of something you have photocopied). The letter must also include Stanley’s full name and his registration number on both the outside and the inside of the letter: Stanley Cohen 19846-052
In addition to letters, Stanley can receive paperback books, newspaper clippings, magazines, and other similar print items. It’s best to have these sent directly from the publisher or a bookstore or book club. However, it may also be possible to mail a soft cover book to him directly, if you include your full name and contact info in the book. No hard cover books are allowed – even if sent directly from the publisher. Newspapers and magazines must be sent directly from the publisher.
Remember that all letters will be read by prison officials. All publications will also be reviewed by prison officials and may be rejected due to content.
The Anarchist Black Cross has a good guide to writing to prisoners here: https://nycabc.wordpress.com/write-a-letter/
It is not possible to send packages or other items to inmates.
The full BOP regulations are available here:
(Note that the ones that apply to Stanley are those for a minimum security facility.)
His address is:
Stanley Cohen 19846-052
U.S. Penitentiary Satellite Camp
P.O. Box 200 Waymart, PA 18472
If you’d like to contribute to his commissary fund (which he can use to buy stamps, food and other items as well as pay for telephone calls), you can send it by United States Postal Money order with his name and number written on the money order itself and on the outside of the envelope: Stanley Cohen 19846-052
Money can NOT be sent directly to the prison. Do not enclose it in a letter. Money orders must be sent separately, with nothing else enclosed in the envelope. You must include your name and return address on the top left corner of the envelope. Mail to the federal lockbox at:
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001
It is also possible to send funds via Western Union or MoneyGram. Details on how to do that are here: http://www.bop.gov/inmates/communications.jsp#money
The facility limits the visits the prisoners can receive to four per month. In addition, all visitors must be pre-screened by the BOP which includes an NCIC inquiry. Stanley needs to initiate the process by mailing you some paperwork from inside and he’ll need your full name and mailing address to be able to do that, so start by writing to him with that information and letting him know you’d like to visit. There is a maximum of 10 friends and associates that he is allowed to have on his approved visitors list at any one time, so please understand that we will need to coordinate to some degree.
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