Department Of Corrections Proposes New Rules To Restrict Inmate Communications With Victims

On Wednesday (September 19th), the Department of Corrections proposed new rules to prohibit inmates from contacting their victims. Under the proposed rules, whenever a victim (or other members of the public) indicates that he/she does not want to receive any correspondence or telephone calls from an inmate, his/her name shall be placed on a Negative Correspondence and Telephone List for that inmate. The inmate shall then be prohibited from contacting persons on that List. The proposed rules also restrict inmates from making toll free calls and set time limits for telephone calls. The Department of Corrections will receive public comments on the proposed rules for 45 days (from September 19th).

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