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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #120 on: April 26, 2011, 02:06:46 PM »
at lurios2 - There are lots of books that are restricted by IDOC for various reasons

Ex:  The Art of War, The Art of Seduction, 48 Laws of Power, Blood in Blood out...etc....  just to name a few.  

Your best bet is to call the facility he is at and ask first.  


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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #121 on: April 26, 2011, 03:19:33 PM »
Crowe29--- That should be fine to send to him.

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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #122 on: April 26, 2011, 03:30:40 PM »
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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #123 on: April 26, 2011, 04:04:21 PM »
at lurios2 - There are lots of books that are restricted by IDOC for various reasons

Ex:  The Art of War, The Art of Seduction, 48 Laws of Power, Blood in Blood out...etc....  just to name a few.  

Your best bet is to call the facility he is at and ask first.  


That's funny you should say that, because he had me buy him The Art of War, and I bought also The 48 Laws of Power, and both were returned. After that, I don't buy books unless I know for sure he can get them.
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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #124 on: April 26, 2011, 04:48:42 PM »
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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #125 on: May 02, 2011, 04:49:22 PM »
so i'm reading this really funny book called "Big Trouble" by Dave Barry and there's this one tiny part (like maybe a page) that describes a security system malfunction during a lightning storm at a prison and the inmates basically walk right out of the facility...this has nothing to do with the actual plot of the book...just a side note to the story...now i know my B would love to read this book as it's funny as hell and it would really lighten up his days...should i send it to him...or maybe just tear that page out (oh well)??? what are ya'lls opinions on this??? p.s. i highly recommend reading this book...laugh out loud funny!  :wc35:



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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #126 on: May 02, 2011, 05:59:39 PM »
You could always send it and let him know you sent it so if he doesn't get it you'll expect it returned in the mail. Or, call the mailroom first and ask them if they have a banned book list and to see if that one is on it. If it's not then I'd send it.

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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #127 on: May 02, 2011, 06:08:33 PM »
If it's that tiny of a part of the book, I doubt it would be on a banned list. I would send it.
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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #128 on: June 18, 2011, 01:25:59 PM »
does anyone know if you can send cards that play music?  i have a hallmark card that plays when it opens but not sure if that would be allowed?

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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #129 on: June 18, 2011, 03:20:13 PM »
sorry hun, most dont allow cards with music, inserts, glued or taped on, glittery, or anything that is added onto a card..
you can call the mail room at the facility that your LO is at, and ask them what is allowed..

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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #130 on: June 18, 2011, 03:48:56 PM »
scotts: what about post-its??? my B and me are doing this correspondence ged prep thing together n sometimes i need to flag something or suggest what he should practice...can i stick 'em on his worksheets???

Lmkarpan: if you need to send smthg in a manila envelope, take the metal majiggy off first...be careful of leaving lipstick marks on mail...oh, no  stickers...and if you must perfume the paper, the best advice i got is to spray your hands well and run the paper through them. If there's anything else hon, just ask :)



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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #131 on: June 19, 2011, 09:51:41 PM »
crowe..sorry hun, no post-its either...they have glue on them..no tape, no stickers..nothing like that..it sucks but ya, thats IDOC for ya..

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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #132 on: June 19, 2011, 10:00:06 PM »
Oh yeah! duh! what would i do without u scotts??? me and my mail would be banned for eternity, hahaha!
oh, before i forget...no drawings on the outside of the envelope...they can draw on their envelope, you can't draw on yours...for some reason the mailrooms don't like it...if there's ever any doubt, always call and ask :)



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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #133 on: June 19, 2011, 10:17:45 PM »
yes true crowe...lol...

and you are correct about drawing on the envelopes..but i found away around on mine..been doing it to different prisons and county ..but on the back of the envelope, i write a little saying, something of love, or even a small bible verse pertaining to love and i draw hearts all around it..yes in ink..lol..but its still little doodles..and it works..and i dont cover the whole back of the envelope either..just in the middle..

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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #134 on: June 20, 2011, 09:44:16 AM »
My mother-in-law send a music card to my husband for his b-day. He got it, but without music )) They simply removed the mechanism  :wc7:

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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #135 on: June 20, 2011, 12:15:30 PM »
Here's a head scratcher for ya. Why would construction paper be considered contraband?
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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #136 on: June 20, 2011, 12:16:23 PM »
Here's a head scratcher for ya. Why would construction paper be considered contraband?

Did you send it in with something on it or plain?
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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #137 on: June 20, 2011, 01:34:21 PM »
Here's a head scratcher for ya. Why would construction paper be considered contraband?

I don't know, but since we aren't allowed to send in writing paper, I'm not surprised that construction paper isn't allowed either.

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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #138 on: June 20, 2011, 01:40:45 PM »
Construction paper is likely banned due to some types of drugs ("blotter paper") can be distributed by papers with that type of consistency.  Just my guess.

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Re: What is Considered Contraband in Mail?
« Reply #139 on: June 20, 2011, 01:49:44 PM »
scotts: what about post-its??? my B and me are doing this correspondence ged prep thing together n sometimes i need to flag something or suggest what he should practice...can i stick 'em on his worksheets???

Lmkarpan: if you need to send smthg in a manila envelope, take the metal majiggy off first...be careful of leaving lipstick marks on mail...oh, no  stickers...and if you must perfume the paper, the best advice i got is to spray your hands well and run the paper through them. If there's anything else hon, just ask :)

Must be another prison specific rule because I always leave the metal "majiggy" intact and it's not a problem at BMR.