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WCC Mail Rules

In order to prevent interference with the facility goals of security, safety, order or rehabilitation, and not allow contraband/drugs into any of our facilities, incoming non-privileged inmate mail must meet the following standards:

You may write to the inmate at:

Western Massachusetts Women’s Regional Correctional Center
(Name of Inmate – and ID # if known)
701 Center Street
Chicopee, MA 01013

  • All inmate correspondence is opened and inspected for contraband
  • All inmate correspondence letters must be written in BLACK INK or NON-COLORED PENCIL
  • The paper that the letter is written on must be white in color, free of stains, spills or discoloration (to include LIPSTICK and PERFUME/COLOGNE)
  • Envelopes must be PURE WHITE
  • Drawings must be NON-COLORED PENCIL or BLACK INK
  • Greeting Cards must be NON-LAYERED, no pop-ups or music devices. Only two-sided cards with no layers will be allowed
  • Photographs must be in the original form. Any alterations, including glue-like substance, tape or tears on the photo, will not be allowed
  • Mail received that does not conform to this policy will be either returned to the sender or placed into the inmate property bag until released from the facility, or sent to the Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU) for investigation

NOTE: Privileged (legal) mail is opened by security staff in the presence of the inmate to check for contraband.