section .0100 – inmate use of mail

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Published: 2015

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subchapter 12b – prisons: public communications


section .0100 – inmate use of mail


14B NCAC 12B .0101       GENERAL

(a)  Inmates may write to anyone, but an individual inmate's

privileges to write to a particular person or persons may be withdrawn by the

superintendent/warden of the correctional facility to which the inmate is

assigned, upon request of the recipient, or if the recipient is a minor, at the

request of his or her parents or legal guardian.  Writing privileges also may

be terminated for any of the reasons stated in Rule .0307(e) of this Section. 

The reason for withdrawal must be stated in a written notice to the inmate that

should refer specifically to the letters previously returned.

(b)  It is the purpose of the mail policy to protect

citizens in the community from offensive or threatening letters and prevent

criminal activities and escape plots from developing through correspondence. 

To accomplish this, it is the responsibility of each facility mail room to

stamp the outside of each piece of outgoing inmate mail (including packages)

with the name of the correctional facility, (ex., Mailed from Columbus

Correctional Center).  The stamp should be affixed to the front of the envelope

above the address and between the return address and the postage stamp.  This

is not required at community residential facilities, i.e., Wilmington

Residential Facility for Women.

(c)  The superintendent/warden will be responsible for

developing and implementing facility mail procedures consistent with this

policy.  The facility procedures must be reviewed annually to assure compliance

with current Division of Prisons policy.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 148-11;

Eff. November 1, 1991;

Transferred from 05 NCAC 02D .0306 Eff. June 1, 2013.