Inmates may write uncensored and sealed
letters to the following officials:
(b) The Lieutenant
(c) Members of the
General Assembly of Georgia.
The President and Vice-President of the United States and Members of the United
(e) Members of the
State Board of Corrections.
Commissioner of the Department of Corrections.
(g) Deputy Commissioners of the Department of
(h) The Executive
Assistant of the Department of Corrections.
(i) Members of the State Board of Pardons and
(j) The Courts.
(k) The Inmate's Attorney. This category
shall include any attorney, licensed to practice in State or United States
Courts, Courts of Appeals, or the Supreme Court, with whom the inmate has had
or is attempting to establish an attorney-client relationship.
(l) The Press. The term "Press" is defined as
newspapers, news magazines, news services, and radio and television stations.
Privileged press mail must reflect the return address including the name of the
newspaper, news magazine, news service, radio station or television station
commercially printed on the envelope. The mailing address of out-going press
mail must reflect the name of the newspaper, news magazine, news service, radio
station or television station.
Other Governmental Agencies. This category is defined as agencies or
instrumentalities of municipal, county, state and federal
(2) Mail to
and from the above sources may be externally inspected by fluoroscope, metal
detecting device, or manual manipulation for the purpose of detecting
contraband. Such inspection must not be permitted to create undue delays. Any
correspondence discovered to contain or reasonably suspected of containing
contraband or of being inauthentic may be opened and inspected provided such
action is taken in the presence of the inmate concerned. Privileged mail shall
not be subject to restriction as a disciplinary measure. All privileged mail
shall be opened and inspected for contraband by an appropriately designated
staff member in the presence of the respective inmate.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-3-.03
Ga. Constitution 1982,
Art. XI, Sec. I, O.C.G.A. Secs.
Rule entitled "Privileged
Mail" adopted as R. 415-3-3-.03. F. Nov. 14,
1984; eff. Dec. 4, 1984, renumbered as R. 125-3-3-.03 of same title. F.
June 28, 1985; eff.
July 20, 1985, as specified by
Amended: F. Oct. 23,
1990; eff. Nov. 12, 1990.
Amended: F. Mar. 6,
2003; eff. Mar. 26, 2003.