Our son, (age 19) was caught trying to shoptlift a $6.00 hacksaw at Home Depot. He was arrested and charged. He was arrested at a later date for another burglary. He spent 30 days in county Jail. He is a prescription drug addict presently incarcerated in a residential treatment program with another 18 months of incarceration to follow that. He is indigent and was defended by a public defender at his trial. We have received letters at our home as Home Depot had our address listed as his home address. I opened them recently and found 3 letters from Palmer, Reifler and Associates threatening to file a law suit on behalf of Home Depot unless payment was made. The first letter demanded $200.00 and the second and third letters demanded an increasing amt each time with the final amt being $475.00. I see through an internet search that this Law office has a Class action law suit filed against them in Miami right now claiming violation of the Federal RICO 18 U S C. Is this demand made in these letters legal? How can they collect money from someone who is presently incarcerated. What should our son do regarding these letters??