(1) When abuses
specified in Rule
125-3-3-.07(b),(c), and (e) of the mail privilege have been found,
the Warden/Superintendent may prohibit further correspondence by the inmate
with the person to whom the offending material is directed. Removal for abuses
(a) and (d) shall be authorized only in accordance with paragraph (2) of this
(2) Where a Warden receives a
complaint from a person with whom the inmate has been corresponding and where
termination of the correspondence is requested, the Warden shall notify the
inmate of said person's desire and inform the inmate that further
correspondence with the individual shall end.
(3) The Warden shall maintain a list of
persons with whom the inmate may no longer correspond as a result of action
taken under paragraph (1) and/or (2) of this Rule.
(4) Where an inmate has been prohibited from
corresponding with a person as a result of action taken pursuant to paragraph
(1) and/ or paragraph (2) of this Rule, he may at any time apply to the Warden,
in writing, for reinstatement of the privilege to correspond with the person.
If reinstatement is denied, the inmate shall be informed in writing of the
reason for denial. Application for reinstatement may be made only once within
any sixty day period. When consideration of reinstatement is made of a person
removed from the correspondence privilege under the provisions of paragraph (2)
of this Rule, the Warden or his representative shall communicate with the
person making the original complaint to determine if resumption of
correspondence is desired.
any mail has been rejected or not forwarded to the addressee pursuant to the
foregoing rules, the inmate shall be immediately notified of that fact in
writing. The notice shall identify the correspondent, shall specify the date
received at the institution and identify the reason for rejection or
items enclosed within a letter or package addressed to an inmate
shall be removed and processed in accordance with standard operating
procedures promulgated by the Commissioner. The letter or package shall
be forwarded to the inmate and a record made of the identity and
disposition of the items removed.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 125-3-3-.09
Ga. Constitution 1982,
1983, Art. XI, Sec. I, O.C.G.A. Secs.
"Limitations" adopted as R. 415-3-3-.09. F. Nov. 14,
1984; eff. Dec. 4, 1984. Rule of same title renumbered as Rule
June 28, 1985; eff.
July 20, 1985, as specified by
Amended: F. July 16,
2002; eff. August 5, 2002.