State of Alabama
Department of Corrections
Alabama Criminal Justice Center
301 South Ripley Street
P. O. Box 301501
Montgomery, AL 36130-1501
RICHARD F. ALLEN
October 20, 2008
This Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Administrative Regulation (AR)
establishes responsibilities, policies, and procedures for inmate mail.
It is the policy of the ADOC to allow inmate mail in accordance with the U. S. Postal
Service regulations and the guidelines set forth in this regulation.
DEFINITION(S) AND ACRONYM(S)
Contraband: Any item that is not permitted by law or is either prohibited or
not specifically authorized by ADOC or institutional policy. Items not
issued by the ADOC, not sold on the institutional canteen, or not specifically
authorized by the Warden.
Correspondence: Written communications to or from inmates (e.g. letters,
post cards, greeting cards) delivered by a postal service.
Inmate Personal Property: The items and amounts of clothing, equipment,
mail, or supplies, which an inmate is allowed to have in his / her immediate
Internet Materials: Downloaded copy from a web site.
Immediate Family: For the purpose of this regulation, mother, father,
stepparents, foster parents, husband, wife, children, stepchildren,
grandchildren, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, half-siblings, son-
in-law, daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, and father-in-law as documented in
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the institutional file of the inmate.