Stop Censorship of Non-Nude Publications and Photos - Repeal BP-3.91

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Stop Censorship of Non-Nude Publications and Photos - Repeal BP-3.91

initiated in July 2021
updated on May 24, 2023

December 2021 UPDATE: We previously reported this as a victory. Since then we have received a lot more information on how this rule is being applied differently across TDCJ. Read the latest articles below for the updates. We will post any specific calls to action here as they develop. Phone calls and letters as described below are still applicable based on the practices being reported in recent weeks.

23 August 2021 UPDATE:

“We’re hearing that BP-3.91 has been halted. Supposedly they’re to revise it again to make it more sensical, but it’s not in effect as of this date. However, mail room staff here have been holdin on to all materials, which fall under that policy. They are giving no record of receiving the mail, just holdin it until the policy is amended. So that’s an issue.

PHONE ZAP Starting 1 August 2021

CALL: (512) 475-3250

call script:


It has been brought to my attention that on August 1st 2021 amendments to Board Policy 3.91 are to take effect.

I’m calling to inform you that this censorship policy is a direct violation of the First Amendment rights of Texas’ prisoners.

I assert that this new policy amendment should be repealed.”

Additional contacts to reach out to about this issue:

Texas Board of Criminal Justice
P.O. Box 13084
Austin, TX 78711
ph. (512) 475-3250
fax (512) 305-9398

TDCJ Executive Director
Huntsville, TX 77342
ph. (936) 437-2101
fax (936) 437-2123

TDCJ Deputy Exec. Director
PO Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342
ph. (936) 437-6251
fax (936) 437-8925

Set to take effect on 1 August 2021, the newly amended Board Policy(BP) 3.91 will effectively ban ANY/ALL publications, photos, drawings, and images that We could possibly receive. This amendment bans any items showcasing thongs, lingerie, buttocks, sex toys, or bodily fluids, as well as photos that hides someone’s face.

Nearly all publications and photos one gets are subject to this rule. Harmless publications such as US Weekly, OK, National Geographic, Muscle Fitness, etc can/will be denied due to this rule. Accordingly, this denies TDCJ captives their visual stimuli, in the case of isolated captives in RHU/solitary such persyn will have NO visual stimuli at all.

Texas T.E.A.M. O.N.E. calls on all outside supporters to call the TX Board of Criminal Justice to protest this new rule starting August 1st. Calls and letters after August 1st are also encouraged. We will update this page as soon as we hear of any responses from the state on this matter.

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