In Justice Today and CANDO focus on BOP memos with harsh consequences

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In Justice Today and CANDO focus on BOP memos with harsh consequences

CANDO Foundation worked with reporter Lauren Gill with In Justice Today to get to the bottom of the BOP Memo debacle regarding BOOKS, EMAIL and MAIL policy.  It’s a very bleak picture. The book policy prohibits family and friends from sending prisoners books.  The policy has yet to be implemented BOP-wide but it has been in effect in the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, California, since October 11, 2017, according to Atwater officials. And it has been in place at the Victorville Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) since February 24, 2018, according to a BOP memo obtained by the CAN-DO Foundation.  Read the full story.

 

 

 

Three prisoners incarcerated at FCI Victorville told In Justice Today that the new policy has resulted in a massive price increase for books as well as months of wait time between orders.
“One friend of mine bought two $4.99 books and the price ended up being $42 total,” said one prisoner, who requested not to be named out of fear of retribution from prison officials. “Plus, the books take months to arrive.”

“One friend of mine bought two $4.99 books and the price ended up being $42 total,” said one prisoner, who requested not to be named out of fear of retribution from prison officials. “Plus, the books take months to arrive.”
The warden of the Coleman Correctional Complex in Florida sent a similar memo to prisoner in March advising that the policy will go into effect in May.

On March 30th, CANDO rang the first alarm bell on Amy Povah’s CANDO Facebook page about numerous emails she was receiving from prisoners at FCI Coleman. (see below).

CANDO obtained memos from several prisons, including FCI Victorville, FCP Coleman and FCI Dublin.

 

For more information or to share information please email amypovah@gmail.com

This is of great concern to the CANDO Foundation and the National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls.

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