New York Codes, Rules and Regulations
Chapter VIII - Institutional Programs
Part 720 - Inmate Correspondence Program
Section 720.5 - Collection and distribution of mail

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 38, September 21, 2022

(a) Outgoing mail. Outgoing inmate mail shall be collected from mail boxes, placed in convenient locations in the facility, by a correctional employee at least once a day, except Saturdays, Sundays, and State and postal holidays; mail service on Saturdays and State holidays is optional. At no time shall an inmate collect the mail. Collected mail shall be processed and forwarded to a post office at least once a day, except as noted above.

(b) Incoming mail. Incoming general correspondence will be delivered to inmates on normal business days by a correctional employee. Inmates are not permitted to deliver mail to other inmates.

(1) If the incoming general correspondence is registered or certified, the inmate to whom it is addressed shall sign a receipt for such correspondence.

(2) If the inmate refuses to sign a receipt, the correspondence shall be returned to the Postal Service marked "refused."

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