Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-3-.03 - Privileged Mail

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) Inmates may write uncensored and sealed letters to the following officials:
(a) The Governor.
(b) The Lieutenant Governor.
(c) Members of the General Assembly of Georgia.
(d) The President and Vice-President of the United States and Members of the United States Congress.
(e) Members of the State Board of Corrections.
(f) The Commissioner of the Department of Corrections.
(g) Deputy Commissioners of the Department of Corrections.
(h) The Executive Assistant of the Department of Corrections.
(i) Members of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.
(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.
(m) Other Governmental Agencies. This category is defined as agencies or instrumentalities of municipal, county, state and federal governments.
(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.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-3-.03
Ga. Constitution 1982, Art. XI, Sec. I, O.C.G.A. Secs. 42-2-1, 42-2-11, 42-5-53, 42-10-2.
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 the Agency. Amended: F. Oct. 23, 1990; eff. Nov. 12, 1990. Amended: F. Mar. 6, 2003; eff. Mar. 26, 2003.

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