Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 38, September 21, 2022
Purchase/possession of stamps.
may not receive stamps through the mail or through inmate packages.
(2) The maximum value of stamps in an
inmate's personal possession should not exceed $22.50.
(3) Postage shall be made available by the
sale of stamps in the commissary. Inmates may purchase up to 50 domestic first
class stamps for one ounce letters per commissary buy.
(4) An inmate, who has sufficient funds
available in his inmate account, may purchase postage by attaching a
disbursement form to a letter only in the following circumstances:
(i) the inmate is newly arrived at a
facility, has no stamps, and has not yet had an opportunity for a commissary
(ii) the inmate has had
commissary buy privileges suspended and is not eligible for or does not get a
special commissary buy;
particular letter or parcel, because of size, weight, special handling, or any
other special postal feature requires an unusual amount of postage;
(iv) there are extenuating
circumstances which, in the discretion of the superintendent, warrant
processing a disbursement form.
(5) An inmate who has lost commissary
privileges shall be able to make a monthly "stamp buy" of up to 50 domestic
first class stamps for one ounce letters. This special buy shall be offered
within 72 hours of the imposition of the penalty and every 30 days thereafter.
Inmates who have been admitted to a special housing unit shall be offered a
"stamp buy" within 72 hours of admission and every 30 days
(1) Inmates may receive free postage
for privileged correspondence. See Part 721 of this Title.
(2) Inmates received at
reception/classification facilities (except cadre) shall be allotted free
postage in the amount equivalent to five domestic first class letters of one
ounce per week for personal correspondence for a period not to exceed four
(3) Inmates may not
accumulate, from week to week, credit for unused postage.
(c) Advances for legal postage. Funds may be
advanced to an inmate for the purpose of sending legal mail in accordance with
the procedures set forth in Part 721 of this Title.
(d) Advances for personal postage. Funds may
be advanced to an inmate for one domestic first class one ounce letter per
month in the following circumstances:
inmate has been confined to SHU for disciplinary or administrative segregation
for 30 days or more, and has a zero or negative account balance.
(2) The inmate has been in keeplock status
for 30 days or more, has lost telephone privileges, and has a zero or negative
(3) The inmate has
lost telephone privileges, has a zero or negative account balance, and has not
refused to accept available program assignments.
(e) Inmate organizations. Inmate
organizations must pay the postage costs for all of their outgoing