Legal Mail

For incoming mail to be considered “Legal Mail” it must meet all of the following requirements:

 

1.     It must be correspondence from:

a.    courts and court staff

b.    attorneys, public defender, prosecuting attorney

c.    the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB)

d.    Established groups involved in the representation of inmates in judicial proceedings (e.g., American Civil Liberties Union, Disability Rights Washington, legal services groups, etc.)

e.    the President or Vice President of the United States

f.     members of the United States Congress

g.    embassies and consulates

h.    the United States Department of Justice

i.      state attorneys general

j.      governors

k.    members of the state legislature

l.      law enforcement officers in their official capacities

m.  The Prison Rape Elimination Act Unit at Headquarters.

 

2.     Incoming legal mail must have the return address on the front of the envelope clearly indicating that it is from one of the above listed sources.

 

3.     The front of the envelope must be clearly marked "Legal Mail", "Attorney/Client", or similar designation of the item as legal mail.

 

4.     The front of the envelope must be clearly marked "Legal Mail", "Attorney/Client", or similar designation of the item as legal mail.

a.     Mail readily identifiable as being from a court will be handled as legal mail regardless of whether it has been marked legal mail.

       
       
       

       
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