Options for ordering books for friends, families and incarcerated individuals.
This is outlined in the Incoming Publications policy.
- Purchases may be made by incarcerated individuals from an institution approved vendor list.
- A third party may place money on an incarcerated individual’s DOC account to purchase publications through an approved vendor.
- A third party may also purchase books so long as the items are sent directly from the following approved vendors (Books N Things and Edward R. Hamilton Books), and the third party sender is an individual with whom the incarcerated individual is allowed to correspond per IDOC policy OP-MTV-01, Incarcerated Individual Correspondence.
- Institutional staff may remove and dispose of items from magazines (i.e. advertising cards, sample products, etc.) prior to issuing the magazine; articles or content shall not be removed.
If the purchase was not through an approved book vendor, it would not be allowed.