Requirements for Not having your Mail Returned when writing a Prisoner!

Updated: Feb 23, 2020

*Greeting Card is larger than 8"x10"

*Excess of 15 pages of additional written or printed materials without prior approval from warden.

*Item is glued, taped, stapled or otherwise affixed to a page , stickers or stamps (other then allowed U.S. postal stamps )

*Photograph exceeds 8"x10"

*Excess of 10 (each) unused greeting cards, sheets of stationary or other blank paper, or envelopes .

*Address labels

*Laminated material

*Incoming mail does not contain the Prisoner's committed name , identification number , and institutional address or verifiable return address of sender .

*Photographs displaying nudity

*Threatens physical harm , blackmail or extortion

*Depicts , describes or encourages activities which may lead to the use of physical violence or group disruption

*Utilizes a third party

* Mail for contests or sweepstakes

* Mail that establishes or conducts business

*Contains or appears to contain unknown or unidentifiable substances

*Greeting card is constructed in such a way as to permit concealment of contraband

*Routine mail delivered by means other than U.S. Postal Service

*Encourages or instructs in the commission of criminal activity

*Prisoner correspondence with another Prisoner of other penal institution not approved by warden of both institutions.

*Mail written in code or other manner not reasonably subject to interpretation by staff as to meaning or intent .

*Correspondence not written in either English or Spanish; warden's approval for alternate not received .

*Otherwise presents a threat to the security, order, or rehabilitative objectives of the Correctional system , or to the safety of any person .

*Item of non-communicative nature such as lottery tickets or matchbooks

This are some of the reasons while your mail may be returned if writing to an inmate.

If income mail is disproved for one of the reasons listed in the column , the institution shall make a copy of the correspondence before returning it to sender .

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