Lately we’ve been pushing the “Mature” rating, especially with our monthly tit4tat feature, so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that we’re getting more and more of these:
So we’re very sorry to say that we cannot guarantee delivery to prisons, jails, lockup facilities, or wherever they put bad boys these days. We recommend that you choose a mailing address of someone who can black out any offending images and/or words and forward the magazine on to you. Our magazines are shipped directly from our printer in Pennsylvania, so unfortunately we’re unable to do this for you.
On that note, there are also several countries with similar policies. If you live in one of them, you probably know what will and won’t be accepted, but the U.S. Postal Service also provides a comprehensive list: USPS list of mailing prohibitions. If you’re moving somewhere new, might be worth it to check that list out for what friends back home will and won’t be able to mail you. It’s also really entertaining. Did you know that you cannot mail imitation pearls or saccharine to France? Or that Saint Lucia doesn’t allow shaving brushes made in Japan or used clothing? Or mailing playing cards to Thailand is prohibited? And Sri Lanka basically wants nothing you could ever think of mailing.
It’s not a certainty that Blue Skies Mag will get rejected from any particular prison or country – a lot does seem to get through even when it seems like it shouldn’t – but we just can’t guarantee delivery. We’ll help you get your magazine any way we can, so please let us know if you’re having trouble!