MIM Banned in Illinois!

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MIM Banned in Illinois!

initiated in April 2013
updated on April 11, 2014

Many facilities in Illinois are enacting total bans of Under Lock & Key. Other facilities are censoring all mail from MIM Distributors, whether it has political content or not.

Multiple subscribers are joining together to take this censorship fight the ban, and take it to court as needed. If you are an activist in Illinois, or a lawyer, paralegal, or law student interested in supporting this campaign, please get in touch!

Updates/Reports from Inside

Related Censorship

Click for more STATE DATE TYPE TITLE REASON GIVEN FACILITY DIRECT LINK
expand[IL] 02/12/2014 letter Censorship Guide and cc: letter to warden/PRC"Not allowed" written on envelope, unopened [Download Documentation] This was overturned Sheridan Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 10/06/2013 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 34 - Intro"not allowed" written on item, no other information provided Sheridan Correctional Center permalink
expand[IL] 10/01/2013 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 34 (Sept 2013)unknown This was overturned Lawrence Correctional Center permalink
expand[IL] 04/01/2013 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 31 - IntroBeing held for review [Download Documentation] Menard Correctional Center permalink
expand[IL] 03/01/2013 letter Unconfirmed Mail Formunknown - no reason given. envelope returned unopened. Lawrence Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 01/01/2013 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 29 (Nov. 2012)unknown - no notification given permalink
[IL] 10/11/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 28 (Sept 2012)safety and security [Download Documentation] Menard Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 10/01/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 28 (Sept 2012)unknown - no notification given permalink
[IL] 10/01/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 28 (Sept 2012)unknown - no reason given Tamms Supermax permalink
[IL] 09/01/2012 letter 2nd letter formno information given except "banned from facility" written on envelope Stateville Correctional Center permalink
expand[IL] 09/01/2012 book study group invitationno information given except "banned from facility" written on envelope Stateville Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 09/01/2012 letter release letterno information given except "banned from facility" written on envelope Stateville Correctional Center permalink
expand[IL] 08/27/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 27 (July 2012)banned in IL permalink
[IL] 08/08/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 27 (July 2012)threat to safety and security - encourages hunger strikes and group disruption [Download Documentation] Menard Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 08/01/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 27 (July 2012)unknown - no reason given Tamms Supermax permalink
[IL] 07/01/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 26 (May 2012)unknown - no notification given permalink
[IL] 06/21/2012 letter Grievance campaign development"This company is banned from this institution" handwritten on envelope - no other notification Stateville Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 06/01/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 26 (May 2012)Handwritten on pub "This is banned" "RTS" - no other notification given Stateville Correctional Center permalink
expand[IL] 05/03/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 25 (March 2012)unknown - no reason given. Lawrence Correctional Center permalink
expand[IL] 05/03/2012 magazine MIM Theory 11: Amerikkkan Prisons on Trialunknown - no reason given Lawrence Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 04/05/2012 letter Censorship GuideUnauthorized correspondance [Download Documentation] Dwight Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 04/03/2012 letter Censorship Guideunauthorized correspondance [Download Documentation] Dwight Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 04/01/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 25 (March 2012)unknown - no reason given Lawrence Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 04/01/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 25 (March 2012)unknown - no reason given Dwight Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 04/01/2012 letter Censorship Guideunknown - no reason given Lawrence Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 04/01/2012 magazine MIM Theory 11: Amerikkkan Prisons on Trialunknown - no reason given Lawrence Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 04/01/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 25 (March 2012)unknown - no reason given Dwight Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 04/01/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 25 (March 2012)unknown - no notification given permalink
[IL] 03/01/2012 letter study group assignmentunknown - no notification given Lawrence Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 03/01/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 24 (Jan 2012)refused Dwight Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 03/01/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 24 (Jan 2012)RTS marked "REFUSED" Dwight Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 02/21/2012 letter study group assignmentunopened - "Not Allowed RTS" written on envelope Dwight Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 02/01/2012 magazine MIM Theory 10: Labor Aristocracyunknown - no reason given Lawrence Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 02/01/2012 magazine MIM Theory 10: Labor Aristocracyunknown - no notification given permalink
[IL] 02/01/2012 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 24 (Jan 2012)unknown - no notification given permalink
[IL] 12/22/2011 letter study group invitationRTS "not allowed" written on envelope Lawrence Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 12/22/2011 letter Unconfirmed Mail FormRTS "not allowed" written on envelope Lawrence Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 12/02/2011 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 23 - IntroRTS, marked "REF" Dwight Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 11/28/2011 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 23 - IntroRTS marked "REF" Dwight Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 11/16/2011 book study group assignmentRTS, marked "not allowed, REF" Dwight Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 11/16/2011 newspaper Shut Down Control Units in Prison pamphletopened, returned to sender, marked "not allowed, REF" Dwight Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 10/04/2011 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 22 (Sept 2011)Under review. Lawrence Correctional Center permalink
expand[IL] 10/03/2011 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 22 (Sept 2011)ULK banned in IDOC permalink
[IL] 08/24/2011 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 21 (July 2011)Encourages hunger strikes, risk for group disruption. Denied for safety and security. Menard Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 02/15/2011 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 15 (July 2010)no reason, was not received Menard Correctional Center permalink
expand[IL] 06/17/2009 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 8 (May 2009)Threat to good order of the institution. [Download Documentation] Menard Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 04/13/2009 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 7 (March 2009)Item not permitted Menard Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 04/11/2009 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 7 (March 2009)item not permitted Menard Correctional Center permalink
expand[IL] 03/17/2009 letter MIM Introitem not permitted- MIM Banned Menard Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 03/07/2009 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 6 (Jan 2009)Item not Permitted - Banned Menard Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 02/25/2009 letter personalizeditem not permitted Menard Correctional Center permalink
[IL] 02/18/2009 zine/pamphlet Under Lock & Key 6 (Jan 2009)item not permitted Menard Correctional Center permalink
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