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Offline Shari

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Hardcover Books ???
« on: March 25, 2008, 10:09:23 PM »
Does anyone know if there is a rule that they can't have hardcover books.  My h wants me to send him a Bible, and we were discussing types and prices, and he thought they couldn't have hardcover books as he has never seen one.  Does anyone know anything about this?  Thanks!


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Offline jdmlt

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 03:27:25 PM »
I am the new Mod for this topic. I've deleted posts and put the CC and info on the first post. If you see your prison not there let me know the answer or if the ones that are listed are wrong, let me know. The orginal post is old but the info is current. The answers are given by members here.

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 07:50:22 PM »
It was posted elsewhere that Menard's isn't allowing hard cover books.

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 07:56:01 PM »
sorry I said that I guess I was wrong but I didn't mean to post false info

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 08:47:39 PM »
I will be checking on Wed. by phone on prisons that isn't noted above or I don't hear from members on current status of the hard cover books.  I dated the ones that have been posted lately. 

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 09:03:55 PM »
It was posted elsewhere that Menard's isn't allowing hard cover books.

That is correct.  My l/o ordered one by mistake, and was given the option of returning it to the company, sending it home, or destroying it.  They wouldn't even allow the cover to be removed.

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2013, 08:14:53 PM »
I called last week to Shawnee. they do allow hard covers, but the sleeve must be taken off first. That's what property told me...

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2013, 09:07:45 PM »
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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2013, 10:47:20 AM »
Menard is allowing hardcover books again. Long story short, earlier this month a seller I ordered from online sent me a hardcover book by mistake. Visited 2 days later and asked if hardcover books were allowed again. Yes they are. Brought the book with me the following week and he got the book 2 days later.

Just wish that place would make up it's mind.
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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2013, 01:03:42 PM »
Menard is allowing hardcover books again. Long story short, earlier this month a seller I ordered from online sent me a hardcover book by mistake. Visited 2 days later and asked if hardcover books were allowed again. Yes they are. Brought the book with me the following week and he got the book 2 days later.

Just wish that place would make up it's mind.

Silly girl!  And spoil all the suspense and surprise? 

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2013, 09:09:33 PM »
Menard is allowing hardcover books again. Long story short, earlier this month a seller I ordered from online sent me a hardcover book by mistake. Visited 2 days later and asked if hardcover books were allowed again. Yes they are. Brought the book with me the following week and he got the book 2 days later.

Just wish that place would make up it's mind.

I just found that out as well, and was about to post it.  C told me to order him a book, I found out it was hardcover only and didn't order it.  Well, I mentioned that to him on the phone the other night and he acted like I should have known that they recalled the ban on hardcover books.  Apparently they recalled it a few months ago, and the news never hit IPT.

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2013, 10:04:36 PM »
Thanks for the update. When I called they were not allowing them, but that was quite a while ago.

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2013, 05:21:47 PM »
Does Pinckneyville allow them?

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2013, 06:43:16 PM »
I just called Pickneyville and the CO said no to hard cover books.

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2013, 03:01:39 PM »
I called Robinson today and they said hard cover was fine

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2013, 04:45:41 PM »
thanks ms.jade I added to the list

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2014, 11:51:39 PM »
Jacksonville allows hard back books to be dropped off or mailed. 

In Centralia, hard backs are only allowed if mailed.  Something about drop offs going through property, and mail ins go through the mail room.  I recently tried to drop off a sketch book, but they said it had to be mailed.  Mailed it, he got it the next day.  Silly!  But at least I know.  They are alot cheaper at WalMart than DickBlick.

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2014, 08:30:45 AM »
Vandalia DOES NOT allow hardcover. Mailroom said yes, but when we mailed it, our l/o was told nope.
& he said to me "the level you think i love you is way more then you can imagine, we all we got"

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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2015, 07:51:36 PM »
Anyone know about Hill and hardcover books? My husband said he thinks he has seen a few around...
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Re: Hardcover Books ???
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2015, 12:57:28 AM »
your best bet is to call the mail room and ask the officer there.  Things change constantly with IDOC and the above information can change.  Usually when a facility changes rules like this one the inmates get told and they tell their LO's of the change.