Leopoldo is currently in a prison medical facility in extremely poor health. He can use cards and letters of support (he only speaks Spanish but he has a caregiver, Mr. Ramos, who is happy to translate). He can also use commissary funds of anyone has a few dollars to put on his accounts (see below).
Write to Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda
Leopoldo speaks limited English and we are not sure if in his current condition he would be aware of mail, but stamps are cheap and we say, it can’t hurt. Write to Leopoldo here:
Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda #81659-071
PO Box 1600
Butner, NC 27509
General Bureau of Prison Rules About Sending Mail to Inmates:
- Only ink and paper are allowed, in other words, no tape, staples, stickers, glue, glitter, doo dads, etc. While the prisoners would no doubt LOVE the handmade cards your kids make, they sadly would be returned by the prison. Handmade cards are OK, as long as they consist of only a drawing on paper. Same with commercial cards, bypass anything fancy and stick to cards that are just images on paper.
- Yes you may send photos. Prisoners look at the same drab walls and people every day. Likewise they love getting photos. You can send up to 25 pages per envelope (photos and paper). As long as there is no nudity and no illegal activity depicted, everything else is OK. Send photos of yourself, your family, your pets, your vacation, pretty scenery. Anything!
- You can talk about most anything in your letters, except illegal activity. If you are a cannabis activist, as many followers of this site are, it is perfectly OK to talk about that, just not anything illegal.
- You can send up to 25 pages per envelope.
- Books and magazines can be sent BUT they must come from a commercial bookseller, such as Amazon. Sadly we are no longer allowed to send books and magazines from home.
Add Money to a Prisoner’s Commissary Account
Click here for information about adding money to federal prisoners’ commissary accounts. While this is normally important to prisoners, we do not know if Leopoldo is even in a condition to use funds at this time.