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privileges to write to a particular person or persons may be withdrawn by the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