Pelican Bay State Prison Mail Policies

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CA Systemwide Rules

Submitted Rule Source Documentation
01/03/2014 Operations Manual Article 41 - Inmate Mail official document Download File
12/01/2011 15 CCR ? 3190(i)(7) "All publications, including books and subscriptions to periodicals, subject to section 3006. There shall be no "Approved Vendor Lists" for any publications. Inmates may receive publications from any publisher, book store or book distributor that does mail order business." official document
12/01/2011 15 CCR ? 3190(i)(2) "Legal Material, including legal reference material, books, and legal pads not available in the institution canteen, pursuant to section 3161. There shall be no "Approved Vendor Lists" for any legal publications. Inmates may receive legal publications from any publisher, book store or book distributor that does mail order business." official document
08/25/2007 Ban on "receipt, possession, or distribution of literature/publications from the MIM to or by inmates" official document External Link

Pelican Bay State Prison Rules

Submitted Rule Source Documentation
08/25/2007 All mail from MIM or with content from MIM is banned official document
12/21/2010 no used books prisoner
01/03/2012 Only 1 book shipment per month of 10 or less books. prisoner
08/27/2014 Can get 5 blank greeting cards per envelope. prisoner
09/30/2017 no hardcovers, new books only prisoner