Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/28/2024

Article 1. Inmate Mail

6VAC15-45-1760. Inmate correspondence.

Written policy and procedure shall govern inmate correspondence; the policies and procedures shall be reviewed annually and updated as necessary.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 16.1; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1770. Indigent inmates.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that indigent inmates receive a specified postage allowance of at least one first class letter per week.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 16.2; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1780. Publications.

Written policy and procedure shall govern inmate access to publications, in accordance with Department of Corrections procedures.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 16.3; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1790. Reading of inmate mail.

Procedures shall ensure that inmate mail shall not be read except where there is a reasonable belief that there is a threat to facility order and security, and then only in accordance with written policy and procedure.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 16.4; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1800. Sealed letters.

Inmates shall be permitted to send sealed letters to persons and organizations specified in Department of Corrections procedures.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 16.5; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1810. Holding of letters and packages.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall require that, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, incoming and outgoing letters are held for no more than 24 hours and packages are held for no more than 48 hours.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 16.6; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1820. Contraband.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall govern inspection for and disposition of contraband.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 16.7; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

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