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§ 3138. Indigent Inmates.

15 CA ADC § 3138BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 15. Crime Prevention and Corrections
Division 3. Adult Institutions, Programs and Parole
Chapter 1. Rules and Regulations of Adult Operations and Programs
Subchapter 2. Inmate Resources
Article 4. Mail (Refs & Annos)
15 CCR § 3138
§ 3138. Indigent Inmates.
(a) Upon the request of an indigent inmate, as defined in Section 3000, writing paper, envelopes, a writing implement, and the postage required for five 1-ounce First-Class letters per week shall be supplied. Inmates are not allowed to trade, transfer, or swap indigent inmate supplies with another inmate.
(b) Except as provided in subsection 3138(h) for mail to the courts or to the Attorney General, indigent inmates may request to mail any type of correspondence that weighs more than one ounce. Indigent inmates must relinquish the appropriate number of indigent envelopes to either their assigned Correctional Counselor or housing unit staff with the item to be mailed. If the item to be mailed weighs more than five ounces, the indigent inmate must relinquish all five indigent envelopes. Staff must forward the indigent envelopes with the item to be mailed to the mailroom with the notation that it is to be mailed for the indigent inmate. In order to facilitate this mailing, if requested, staff shall provide the indigent inmate with one appropriately sized envelope.
(c) Foreign mail requiring postage in excess of the minimum required for First-Class Mail shall be limited to two of the five letters.
(d) Indigent envelopes issued to an inmate become their property. The inmate shall be allowed to utilize the envelopes regardless of current financial status. A charge shall not be placed against future deposits to the inmate's trust account to recover the cost of materials and postage provided, while the inmate was indigent.
(e) All inmate requests for indigent envelopes shall be authorized by the Institutional Inmate Trust Account Office.
(f) Any inmate attempting to use a State issued envelope intended for another inmate who is indigent shall receive progressive discipline pursuant to CCR section 3312.
(g) Indigent inmates desiring to correspond with their attorney or any other confidential correspondent shall be required to utilize their weekly allotment of indigent supplies to send such correspondence.
(h) In addition to indigent writing supplies and postage for the five (5) one (1) ounce letters per week, indigent inmates shall have free and unlimited mail to any court or the Attorney General's Office.
(1) Upon request, institutions shall also provide indigent inmates free copying of the legal documents limited to the number of copies of a document required by the court, plus one copy for the opposing party and one copy for the inmate's records.
(2) If the case is accepted by the court, the need for future copies of legal documents and necessary postage will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
(3) A charge shall not be placed against future deposits to the inmate's trust account to recover the cost of materials, copying and postage provided, while the inmate was indigent.
(i) Each institution shall establish local procedures for the issuance of writing supplies to indigent inmates.
Note: Authority cited: Section 5058, Penal Code. Reference: Sections 2601 and 4570, Penal Code; Procunier v. Martinez, 416 U.S. 396; and Bell v. Wolfish, 99 S. Ct. 1861.
HISTORY
1. Amendment filed 1-3-95 as an emergency; operative 1-3-95 (Register 95, No. 1). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 6-12-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
2. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to emergency amendment filed 7-25-95 by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 95, No. 30).
3. Amendment of subsections (a)-(c) filed 7-25-95 as an emergency; operative 7-25-95 (Register 95, No. 30). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-22-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
4. Certificate of Compliance as to 7-25-95 order transmitted to OAL 11-17-95 and filed 1-3-96 (Register 96, No. 1).
5. Renumbering of former subsections 3147(a)(9)(G) through (a)(9)(J) to newly designated subsections 3138(d) through (g), amendment of newly designated subsections (d)(1), (f)(1)-(f)(2), (g) and Note filed 6-6-96; operative 6-6-96 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 96, No. 23).
6. Amendment of subsection (d)(1) filed 12-30-2003 as an emergency; operative 1-1-2004 (Register 2004, No. 1). Pursuant to Penal Code section 5058.3(a)(1), a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-9-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
7. Withdrawal and repeal of 12-30-2003 amendment filed 5-27-2004 as an emergency; operative 5-27-2004 (Register 2004, No. 22). Pursuant to Penal Code section 5058.3, a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-24-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
8. Amendment of subsection (d)(1) and Note filed 5-27-2004 as an emergency; operative 5-27-2004 (Register 2004, No. 22). Pursuant to Penal Code section 5058.3, a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-3-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
9. Certificate of Compliance as to 5-27-2004 order transmitted to OAL 10-28-2004 and filed 12-14-2004 (Register 2004, No. 51).
10. Renumbering of former section 3138 to section 3134 and renumbering of former section 3134 to new section 3138, including repealer and new section, filed 7-17-2008; operative 7-17-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 29).
11. Amendment of subsections (a) and (d) filed 9-17-2020; operative 1-1-2021 (Register 2020, No. 38). Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20 and an additional 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-66-20.
This database is current through 11/26/21 Register 2021, No. 48
15 CCR § 3138, 15 CA ADC § 3138
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