New Federal Prison Policies May Put Books and Email on Ice - The AppealPennsylvania, for one, makes it very clear that books from third-party sellers on sites such as Amazon are NOT acceptable. I recently ended up having to cancel a prison order, after having first asked the buyer to do so, with an explanation of the Pa. I then emailed Seller Performance to ask them to annotate my account about the order cancellation, referencing the Pa. I would be proactive. Explain the situation to the buyer and have them nail down the exact prison policy so you can be in compliance.
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Get Informed : Subscribe to our newsletters for regular updates, analysis and context straight to your email. In addition, prisoners must pay a 30 percent tax plus shipping cost, according to prisoners and memos distributed in at least three BOP facilities. The new books policy has yet to be implemented BOP-wide but it has been in effect in the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, California, since October 11, , according to Atwater officials. The warden of the Coleman Correctional Complex in Florida sent a similar memo to prisoner in March advising that the policy will go into effect in May. Inch argued that prisoners can access books through recreational and legal libraries. BOP did not return requests for comment from The Appeal. In the second new directive, BOP is placing new limits on prisoner communications that will greatly affect who they can talk to on the outside.