Please send Hugo letters, cards, brief notes.
He can receive photographs, but not Polaraid.
He can also receive writing tablets and pre-stamped envelopes
you need to buy them from the post office),
but not stamps.
You can send him picture post cards, greeting cards (nothing can be glued or attached to it), or a brief letter, to keep him company.
His spirit is strong, yet letters and cards are always nice to get and it lets the prison officials know that we love Hugo and we're
corresponding with him!
Please address all letters, cards, packages that you send to Hugo as below. (Inside the letter or card you can call him Yogi.):
Hugo L.A. Pinell
P.O. Box 7500
Crescent City, CA 95531-7500
If you want to send money to Hugo, please see the information below, it was taken from the
California Department of "Corrections and Rehabilitation" for "How to Send Money to an Inmate"
Funds to Inmate
Money that is being sent to the inmate for his or her own personal use is subject to Restitution and Administrative Charges.
How to send money
There are four ways to send money: Personal Check, Cashier?s Check, Money Order, and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
Cash, Traveler Checks, and Foreign Currency are not accepted. See below for further explanation.
Checks & Money Orders
All checks and money orders should be sent by mail to the PBSP Address:
Pelican Bay State Prison
P.O. Box 7000
Crescent City, CA 95531-7000
[MY NOTE: The above address IS different than Hugo's maililng address]
The following information is required on ALL checks and money orders:
Hugo L.A. Pinell
And your Name and Address
Personal Checks are held for 30 days before being deposited into the inmate's account.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
You may also send money electronically through one of the following companies:
JPAY at www.jpay.com
WESTERN UNION at www.westernunion.com
CYBERSUITE at www.cybersuitehome.com
You can follow the preceding links for more information.
If you have any questions, please send an email to: