In response to recent inquiries regarding the possibility of contributing to Jonathan's cantina fund in honor of his 51st birthday (Gregorian Date: August 7, 2005; Hebrew Date: Erev Tisha B'Av) we are republishing the relevant J4JP Release (orginally posted October 2004.)
Contributions can be made directly to the Federal Inmate Lockbox (see number 2 below) or via the National Council of Young Israel (see number 1 below).
Cards and letters should be mailed directly to Jonathan at FCI Butner; the address follows in the release below.
New Federal Rules for Mailing Funds to Prisoners
Justice4JP Release - October 4, 2004
Prefacing Note: J4JP does no fundraising. This announcement is not a solicitation and should not be construed as one. The sole purpose of this release is to provide information for those persons who have recently sent monetary contributions (holiday gifts) to Jonathan Pollard at FCI Butner via regular mail channels, and have had their checks returned to them by the prison.
New federal rules, effective immediately, stipulate that checks and money orders can no longer be included in Jonathan's regular mail. Letters, cards and photos may continue to be mailed to him directly at FCI Butner, but all funds must now be routed to a National Inmate Lockbox at a central receiving address in Iowa. The Inmate Lockbox is responsible for receiving and distributing funds for all inmates and all institutions in the federal system.
What should you do if you have had your check returned and want to reroute it?
You have 2 choices:
- The simplest, most secure way to send a monetary gift to Jonathan or to contribute to his cantina fund is with a personal check sent to the NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUNG ISRAEL. NCYI will assume responsibility for transferring funds to the National Inmate Lockbox for Jonathan. Checks should be made out to NCYI Charities, designated for Jonathan Pollard and mailed to:
National Council of Young Israel
3 West 16th Street
New York, New York
- While it is possible to mail directly to the Inmate Lockbox, it is a little more complicated. Personal checks are not accepted, and if sent, will be returned. Postal money orders are the preferred method of deposit. Both the money order and the envelope must be addressed to Jonathan Jay Pollard 09185-016 (full name, plus registration number). No letters, cards or notes are permitted to be enclosed with the money order. Mail to:
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Jonathan Jay Pollard 09185-016
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa
On a positive note: Jonathan continues to receive cards and letters from around the world. He receives a large volume of mail daily, and he reads every letter he receives. While he is not able to respond, he deeply appreciates every single letter. Please continue to write to him:
Butner, North Carolina
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