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Send Marc Emery Mail or Money in US Prison

submitted by on May 29, 2010

Marc is at Yazoo City Correctional Institution in Mississippi. Please send him letters, news updates, and photos. He needs our support to get through the next few years.

MARC EMERY #40252-086
P.O. BOX 5888

Please write to Marc about what's going on in your life, the activism you've done, the little pleasures and joys of your day, the news about what's happening in the world and your area, etc. Prison life is just endless boring repetition, cut off from the outside. Nothing ever changes and nothing new ever happens, so Marc would really appreciate getting reports from the outside world. Marc tries to write back to everyone who sends him a letter, too.
MAIL MAY BE READ BY PRISON OFFICIALS. Do not write about illegal activities or anything that you feel might jeopardize your safety.
Photos are permitted, but don't send pictures of bongs, marijuana use or plants, nudity, or anything illegal because it will be refused. You can't send stamps in the mail. Inmates must purchase their own stamps and writing paper and envelopes.
Newspaper clippings are not allowed. Newspaper stories must be photocopied or printed on 8.5 x 11 paper and sent as a letter.

Marc can receive books and magazine subscriptions, but they must be sent directly from the publisher or store, such as Books cannot be sent from individuals; the prison will return book packages unless they come directly from a retailer.

You must include a return address on mail. You can use an address different from your home if you want to keep that information private, but if your letter is refused it will be returned to the address you use, or thrown out if there is no return address.


If you would like to send Marc money for his commissary account (to cover expensive long-distance phone calls, mail postage, writing paper, food, toiletries, etc.) you can do so through WESTERN UNION Quick Collect money transfers available at Money Mart and various other locations, or over the phone at 1-800-235-0000.
Us the following information on the BLUE Quick Collect form at Money Mart:

Pay to: 40252086Emery
Code City: FBOP
State: DC
Acct. #: 40252-086 Emery (may not be required)
Attention: Marc Scott Emery

(Note: If you have problems with this information, please let know)

If you would like to send money to Jodie to deposit in Marc's commissary herself, or to contribute to her travel and accommodation costs to visit Marc, send mail to the address below or contact for details.

Jodie Emery
307 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1H6

Marc and Jodie sincerely appreciate any contributions toward making prison more bearable.
Thank you so much for your support!


Funds may be sent to Federal inmates via the United States Postal Service or via the Western Union Quick Collect Program.

U.S. Postal Service

Inmates' families and friends choosing to send inmates funds through the mail must send those funds to the following address and in accordance with the directions provided below:

    Federal Bureau of Prisons
    Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name
    Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number
    Post Office Box 474701
    Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

The deposit must be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate's full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. Effective December 1, 2007, all non-postal money orders and non-government checks processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that do not have valid inmate information provided the envelope has an adequate return address. Personal checks and cash cannot be accepted for deposit.

The sender's name and return address must appear on the upper left-hand corner of the envelope to ensure that the funds can be returned to the sender in the event that they cannot be posted to the inmate's account. The deposit envelope must not contain any items intended for delivery to the inmate. The Bureau of Prisons shall dispose of all items included with the funds.

In the event funds have been mailed but have not been received in the inmate's account and adequate time has passed for mail service to Des Moines, Iowa, the sender must initiate a tracer with the entity who sold them the money order to resolve any issues.

Western Union Quick Collect Program

Inmates' families and friends may also send inmates funds through Western Union's Quick Collect Program. All funds sent via Western Union's Quick Collect will be posted to the inmate's account within two to four hours, when those funds are sent between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST (seven days per week, including holidays). Funds received after 9:00 pm EST will be posted by 7:00 am EST the following morning. Funds sent to an inmate through the Quick Collect Program may be sent via one of the following ways:

Click here:

    1) At an agent location with cash: The inmate's family or friends must complete a Quick Collect Form. Click here to view a sample Quick Collect Form. To find the nearest agent, they may call 1-800-325-6000 or go to
    2) By phone using a credit/debit card: The inmate's family or friends may simply call 1-800-634-3422 and press option 2.

For each Western Union Quick Collect transaction, the following information must be provided:

Please note that the inmate's committed name and eight-digit register number must be entered correctly. If the sender does not provide the correct information, the transaction cannot be completed. The Code City is always FBOP, DC.

Each transaction is accepted or rejected at the point of sale. The sender has the sole responsibility of sending the funds to the correct inmate. If an incorrect register number and/or name are used and accepted and posted to that inmate, funds may not be returned.

Any questions or concerns regarding Western Union transfers should be directed to Western Union by the sender (general public). Questions or concerns should not be directed to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

For additional information concerning inmate Commissary account deposit procedures, please see the Bureau of Prisons Trust Fund/Warehouse/Laundry Manual (PS 4500.07) or 28 CFR Parts 506 and 540. For information concerning a specific deposit, please contact Federal Bureau of Prisons' staff at 202-307-2712 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET.

    3) ONLINE using a credit/debit card: The inmate's family and friends may go to and select "Quick Collect."

      1. 1) Valid Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number (entered with no spaces or dashes) followed immediately by Inmate's Last Name
        2) Committed Inmate Full Name entered on Attention Line
        3) Code City: FBOP, DC