A recent letter from James included a subscription renewal notice for a monthly sports magazine. I'd taken out the subscription several months ago so he'd have something to read - the jail library only contains romance novels (I'm not joking).
Also, jail rules allow you to have books and magazines sent directly from retailers to inmates, but you can't send an inmate any reading materials directly. The Sheriff's Office Web site states this clearly - scroll down a while, you'll get to it eventually. If you got tired of scrolling, here's the rule, copied and pasted from dallassheriffsoffice.com:
Inmates are allowed to receive books, magazines or newspapers sent from a bookstore (Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Borders, or directly from a publisher.
Here's the kicker: James never receive a single issue of his magazine.
However, the renewal notice had the correct address.
Where did all those magazines go? I can only assume that the sheriff's department employees are enjoying a subscription to Men's Health on my nickel.