Michigan Prison Mail Policies

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MI Systemwide Rules

Submitted Rule Source Documentation
07/16/2020 Policy Directive 05.03.118. Effective Date 3/1/2018 official document Download File
01/20/2020 no tape, colored/security envelopes, stickers (incl labels), colored inkk, watermarks, glue, padded/tear resistant envelopes prisoner
03/24/2018 White envelopes only, no stickers or address labels, no glue or non-transparent tape official document
03/29/2012 Books must be published by distributor prisoner
12/18/2010 Policy Directive 05.03.118 p.5-8 only. Effective date 9/14/2009 official document Download File
02/24/2009 Prisoner Mail policy directive 05.03.118 official document Download File
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Alger Correctional Facility Rules

Submitted Rule Source Documentation
03/29/2012 books must be new and must come from an approved vendor or publisher prisoner
02/20/2016 No used books, new books from publisher or Amazon, Hamilton and B&N prisoner

Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility Rules

Submitted Rule Source Documentation
12/06/2018 books require prior approval, must be paperback and new. loose lit can only be 20 pages prisoner

Ionia Maximum Facility Rules

Submitted Rule Source Documentation
09/07/2017 Effective Oct 1, 2017 all mail must be received in white envelopes only, no security features will be permiteed. Stickers of any type, including return address labels are prohibited. Mail containing stains of any type are not allowed. Only mail written in blue or black ink or lead pencil is permitted. Mail must not contain glue/paste or nontransparent tape of any type. official document
06/18/2019 Books from publisher only prisoner
04/02/2020 must be new and sent from publisher prisoner

Marquette Branch Prison Rules

Submitted Rule Source Documentation
04/13/2020 "newsletter with a postage stamp" censored because "mail with stamps, stickers, labels, or anything affixed to the paper with an adhesive" is not allowed official document
04/13/2020 Mail that is taked, pasted, or otherwise joined or fastened to another item by other than a staple is not allowed official document
04/13/2020 you should include the prisoner's name, MDOC ID# and your return address on both the enveole and on the mail which is included in the envelope official document
04/13/2020 personal mail will be removed from the original envelope and placed in a plain envelope for delivery. (must mail all newsletters in an envelope) official document

Oaks Correctional Facility Rules

Submitted Rule Source Documentation
08/14/2017 all mail now must come in white envelopes only, no padding or other securty. no stickers. no glue or tape. prisoner
01/20/2019 white envelopes only, no stickers or labels, no stains, no color ink prisoner

Pugsley Correctional Facility Rules

Submitted Rule Source Documentation
12/09/2015 Only lit published by MIM(Prisons) prisoner