Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-3-.01 - Mail

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) All incoming and outgoing non-privileged mail is subject to inspection and random reading by correctional staff, in order to reveal escape plots, plans to commit illegal acts, plans to violate institution rules, or other security concerns.
(2) The Superintendent may reject correspondence sent by or to an inmate if it is determined detrimental to the security, good order, or discipline of the institution, the protection of the public, or if it might facilitate criminal activity.
(3) All mail between inmates or residents shall be inspected for contraband or dangerous information.
(4) An inmate's mail privilege may be withdrawn as a result of action taken where an abuse of the mail privilege is found, or as a result of action where persons request termination of correspondence with the inmate.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-3-.01
Ga. Constitution 1983, Art. XI, Sec. I, O.C.G.A. Secs. 42-2-1, 42-2-4, 42-2-11, 42-5-14, 42-5-53, 42-5-159, 42-10-2.
Rule entitled "Mail" adopted as R. 415-3-3-.01. F. Nov. 14, 1984; eff. Dec. 4, 1984, renumbered as R. 125-3-3-.01 of same title. F. June 28, 1985; eff. July 20, 1985, as specified by the Agency. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Sept. 16, 1986; eff. Oct. 6, 1986. Amended: F. Oct. 23, 1990; eff. Nov. 12, 1990. Amended: F. Feb. 10, 1998; eff. Mar. 2, 1998.

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