§ 950-1-12-.31. Mail, Telephone, Visiting
(a) When the juvenile bears the mailing cost, there should be no limit on the volume of letters juveniles can send or receive.
(b) Written Policy, Procedure and practice should provide that indigent juveniles, as defined in Policy, receive a specified postage allowance to maintain community ties.
(c) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice grant juveniles the right to communicate or correspond with persons or organizations subject only to the limitations necessary to maintain Program order and security.
(2) INSPECTION OF LETTERS AND PACKAGES
(a) Written Policy, Procedure and practice provide that juvenile's mail, both incoming and outgoing, may be opened and inspected for Contraband. When based on legitimate Program interests of order and security, mail may be read, censored, or rejected. The juvenile is notified when incoming or outgoing letters are withheld in part or full.
(b) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice should require that all cases received through the mail is held for the juvenile in accordance with the Procedures approved by the parent Agency.
(c) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice require that incoming and outgoing letters are held for no more than 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.
(a) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice provide for juvenile access to the telephone to make and receive personal calls.
(a) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice shallgovern special visits.
(b) Written Policy, Procedure, and practice should specify that visitors should register on entry into the Program and the circumstances under which visitors are searched and supervised during the visit.(New Rule: Filed December 17, 2004; effective January 21, 2005. Amended by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXVII, Issue No. 02, November 30, 2018, eff. December 21, 2018.)
Author: Alabama Department of Youth Services, Office of Licensing and Standards
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 44-1-27(a)(b), 44-1-24(4)(6), 38-13-4.
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