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POLICY - All incoming mail must be sent to the Detention Center in white, legal orletter sized envelopes. Incoming legal mail will be exempt from the white envelope rule,however the handling officer who searches the legal mail in front of the inmate, mustretain the envelope and dispose of it. Any mail that does not fall within the guidelineswill be returned to the sender. Mail will be returned to the sender for reasons to include,but not limited to, those items noted below:
o No inmate nameo Stickers of any kind (including return address labels)o Rubber inked stampso Tapeo Colored pencil(s), markers, glitter, crayons, paint, watercolors or wax on any part of the envelope or in the body of the correspondenceo Paperclips or stapleso Correction tape/fluido Greeting cardso Colored envelopes (except legal mail)o Padded envelopeso Any non-paper itemso Plastics or anything laminated or made of cardboardo Anything gang related (photos, colors, writing symbols or hand gestures)o Homemade cards or poster cardso Blank paper, blank cards or stampso Magazines and books (individual subscriptions to one newspaper allowed)o Items having suspicious stains or markingso Instant camera photos (i.e. Polaroids)o Food items or cosmetic itemso Photos of any size or typeo Pictures or drawings of nude, obscene or sexually explicit materialo Musical or recordable cardso Foreign unidentified substanceso Correspondence in codeo Magazine or newspaper clippingso Identification cards or facsimileso Lottery tickets or prepaid phone cardso Mail that violates a no-contact order or other court ordero Cash, personal checks or second party checks (money orders allowed)o Pages from bookso Computer printoutso Mail decorated with beads, ribbons, springs, etc.o Sports statistics for gamblingo Paper folded in the form of origamio Letters with strong perfume-like or unusual odorso Letters with no return name or addresso Inmate-to-inmate correspondenceo Clothing items (Court clothing must be approved by administration and can be delivered in person only, one week prior to trial date.)o Over-the-counter or prescription medicationo Digital memory cards/thumb driveso Hate or threatening related written or printed material
NOTE: Disallowed material shall include items meeting the definition of contraband.Also, as noted above, correspondence may not consist of or contain adhesives, metal,hard plastics, sound chips and unusual devices or decoration. All returned mail will bemarked or stamped "Return to Sender" on the envelope.