Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-3-.02 - Inspection of Mail

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

Both outgoing and incoming mail will be inspected for contraband. Contraband is considered to be an item not issued to an inmate or available or authorized for purchase through the mail or the institutional store or specifically authorized by the Warden/Superintendent. All incoming/outgoing mail must have a complete name and address of the sender and receiver on the envelope. A complete address for outgoing/incoming inmate mail shall include the inmate's full name, state I.D. number, unabbreviated institutional name, post office box, city/state, and zip code. A return address must be present on incoming mail so that undeliverable mail may be returned to the sender. Outgoing non-privileged mail discovered to contain or reasonably suspected of containing contraband or information presenting a direct threat to institutional security may be opened and inspected.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-3-.02
Ga. Constitution 1983, Art. XI, Sec. I, O.C.G.A. Secs. 42-2-4, 42-2-11, 42-5-14, 42-5-15, 42-5-53, 42-10-4.
Rule entitled "Inspection of Mail" adopted as R. 415-3-3-.02. F. Nov. 14, 1984; eff. Dec. 4, 1984, renumbered as R. 125-3-3-.02 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 Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted.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. Jan. 13, 1989; eff. Feb. 2, 1989. Amended: F. May 6, 2005; eff. May 26, 2005.

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