October 24, 2008
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to provide clarity regarding the
types of paper which may be sent in and impose requirements necessary for the security of the
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Inmate mail – routine.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 944.09, FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 20.315, 944.09, FS
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY
DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS:
Jamie Jordan-Nunes, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:
33-210.101 Routine Mail
(1) No change.
(2) Inmates will be permitted to receive only the following types of materials through
(a) Written correspondence (no limit as to number of pages). Correspondence shall be
written in either English or Spanish. Inmates who cannot read and write in English or Spanish
shall request approval from the warden to correspond in the language which the inmate can read
and write using Form DC6-236, Inmate Request. Correspondence may be written on greeting cards,
but cards containing electronic or other non-paper parts, cards which are constructed in such a
way as to permit concealment of contraband, or which are larger than 8''x10'' will not be
permitted. Form DC6-236 is incorporated by reference in Rule 33-103.019, F.A.C.
(b) Up to 15 pages of additional written materials, unless the additional written
materials pertain to an inmate’s legal case or health, or prior approval is obtained from the
warden to send in an enclosure of greater than 15five pages. Each page can be no larger than 8
1/2'' x 14'' in size; material can be on both sides