ORMISTON FAMILIES

Property and Sending Money 

 Sending Money - Postal Order or Cheque 

 If you would like to send money into the person you are visiting the quickest way is to send a postal order from the post office, this take three days to clear. A personal cheque takes 10 days.

Postal orders/ Cheques must be made payable to ‘HM Prison Service' with the prisoners surname and prison number on the back.

 

The prison recommends that you send it by registered or recorded delivery.

You can send cash but it is not recommended.

Address the envelope to the prisoner with his number to:

HMP Chelmsford 200 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6LQ

 

Property

This table is a guide only: the only items that are allowed to be posted is stamped envelopes and stamps.

 

Item

Qty

Restrictions

Source

Batteries

 

Purchased through canteen No spares

PS

Cassettes

30

Sealed or clear

R

CDs

30

No home recorded CD’S

R

CD/Cassette Case

30

Unpadded

R

Headphones

1

Non padded / non wireless

R/PS

Radio/Cassette/CD Player or Combination

1

Not allowed MP3 / IPod / docking station, not powered by USB, non recording

CAT/R

Beard Trimmer/Nasal trimmer

1

Battery operated / mains

CAT/R

Electric Shaver

1

Battery operated / mains

CAT/R

Comb & Afro Comb

1

Plastic only

PS/R

Contact Lens/ Fluid

1

Lenses must be clear and not coloured unless there is medical need

By Application /Clinical Assessment

Prescription glasses

Clinical Assessment

Non tinted unless there is a medical need

By Application /Clinical Assessment

Hearing Aid

1

 

By Application /Clinical Assessment

Walking sticks/crutches

1 pair/or single

 

By Application /Clinical Assessment

Electric Toothbrush/Non battery

1

Battery operated / Mains

CAT/R

Flannel/sponge

2

 

PS/R

Gym Gloves/weight training belt

1

Gym use only

CAT/R

Hair Brush

1

Plastic only

R/PS

Nail Brush

 

Plastic only

R/PS

Hair Clippers

1

Battery operated

CAT/R

Nail Clippers

1

No nail file attachment

CAT/R

Protein drink shaker

1

 

R/PS

Razors

1 Pack

Canteen only

R/PS

Shaving Brush

1

Plastic or wood

PS/R

Toiletries Bag

1

Unpadded

 Small size

R

Toiletries

 

 

PS

Towels

3

Max 3'

No obscene designs or flags

V / CAT/R

Bathrobe

1

Towelling

No hoods

V / CAT/R

Belt

2

Belt with SMALL buckle

V / CAT/R

Handkerchiefs

5

Plain

V / CAT/R

Jacket/Coat

1

Not hooded, leather, suede, Epaulettes or puffer.

No team/country logos not black

V / CAT/R

Cargo Jeans or Jogging Bottoms

Combination of max 9items

Not ripped or patched / not black

V / CAT/R

Prayer suit

1

Religious restrictions

V / CAT/R

Pajamas

3 sets

not black

V / CAT/R

Shorts

3

No ¾ length trousers, Sports type only no lycra, no flags, no team

V / CAT/R

Socks

10 Pairs

 

V / CAT/R

Sweatshirts/jumper/T-shirts/vest

Combination of max 15 items

No hoods, no team logos or flags No shirts with epaulettes, flags, offensive wording, diamante or football/country logos/no jewels

V / CAT/R

Trainers/Shoes

3Pairs

No steel toe caps, no hooks or eyes 2x trainers max (no Astro turf boots)

V / CAT/R

Flip flops/sandals/Slippers

1

To be worn in cell or shower only

V / CAT/R

Underpants

Max 14

Boxers or briefs, no long johns or thongs!

V / CAT/R

Chain/Necklace

1

Plain metal no stones. Only to be issued with religious pendant

CAT/R

Cross or Star of David or St Christopher or Religious Medallion & chain

1

Maximum cross size 1.5 “.  Maximum chain length 18 “ plain metal no stones

CAT/ R

Cross & Chain

1

Maximum cross size 1.5 “.  Maximum chain length 18 “ plain metal no stones

CAT/ R

Earring/Stud

1

Plain, no jewels /hoop

CAT/R

Rheumatism band

1

 

CAT/R

wedding/Signet ring

1

Plain wedding  metal / no raised patterns or stones

CAT/R

Watch

1

Wrist or pocket, not worth more than £50, no jewels

CAT/R

Alarm Clock

1

Battery operated only

PS/R

Duvet

1

Single only / must be fire retardant

PS/R

Duvet Cover

1

Single only / must be fire retardant

PS/R

Sheet

1

Single only / must be fire retardant

PS/R

Posters

 

To fit picture board, no glass, not offensive

R

Pillow

1

Must be Fire retardant

PS/R

Pillowcase

1

Must be Fire Retardant

PS/R

Board Games & Puzzles/jigsaws

IEP

No roulette

No Ouija board / not mains

R/CAT

Game Cube Console

1

 

R

Game Cube Games

IEP

No 18 rating allowed

R

Guitar & Case

1

Plastic strings only/Acoustic only/by application only

CAT/R

Music sheets

12

 

CAT/R

Matchsticks, Glue

1

Non-toxic PVA 125ml only

CAT/R

Modelling matchsticks

 

 

CAT/R

Pencils

20

 

CAT/R

Playing Cards

2

No obscene designs

PS/R

Play station 1 Console

1

Please see restrictions

R

Play station 1 Games

IEP

No 18 rating allowed

R

Play station 2 Console

1

Please see restrictions

R

Play station 2 Games

IEP

No 18 rating allowed

R

Nintendo Gameboy

1

Please see restrictions

R

Nintendo Gameboy games

IEP

No 18 rating allowed

R

Microsoft Xbox

1

Please see restrictions

R

Microsoft Xbox games

IEP

No 18 rating allowed

R

Address Book, Diary and Calendar

1 Each

No wire binding / non padded

CAT/R/PS

Cigarette Rolling Machine

1

No built in lighters

PS/R

Eraser, Pencil Sharpener

1 Each

Non-removable blade

PS/R

Pens

5

No felt tips or red

PS/R

Calculator /word finder/spell check

1

Battery operated only / no data facility / no solar panel

CAT/R

Photographs

 

No self portraits or obscene first receptions subject to risk assessment

POST /R

Prayer Cap

1

Religious restrictions

PS/R

Prayer Mat

1

Religious restrictions

PS/R

Stamps

24

 

POST R/PS

 

Tobacco

 

 

Up to 125 grams of loose tobacco, or 180 cigarettes or cigars or a combination of both No open tobacco / cigarettes on first reception)

R/PS

Disposable lighter

2

max of 2 and non refillable

PS/R

Coat Hangers

8

Wood or Plastic only

CAT

Writing envelopes/Stamped addressed

 

Not padded

POST/PS/R


 

Source box abbreviations

 

PS: prison shop

Cat: Catalogue

R: reception

v: visits

 

 

Information

 

All unconvicted Prisoners will be allowed to wear their own clothing

 

Only one Games/handheld console will be allowed in

Possession at one time