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How can you order a birthday present for a person in prison?

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Amazon.com ships items to prisons, but the company strongly suggest that the sender confirms that the prison accepts deliveries and takes any special regulations into consideration before ordering. Gifts cannot be sent anonymously, since the sender’s address will be included on the invoice.

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Amazon.com notes that because prisoners cannot sign for deliveries and can only accept packages that arrive via U.S. mail, those wishing to send items to prisoners should first have the items shipped to them, and then reship the item to the prison themselves. Customers on Amazon.com cannot request that items are shipped via a specific carrier, and Amazon.com often uses FedEx and UPS for its shipments.

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