Contraband is defined as anything: 1) not purchased in the commissary, 2) not issued to an inmate by the institution, 3) not accepted into the institution through Receiving and Discharge, 4) belonging to another individual, 5) being in excess of the authorized amount. BOP and FCC Coleman-Medium policy states that inmates and their property may be searched at any time by a staff member. This procedure is not intended as undue harassment, but is necessary to maintain a safe institutional environment.
A receipt will be given for personal property confiscated during a shakedown. The inmate has seven days from this date to prove ownership of the item(s) in question. Form 40′s and receipts are necessary to prove rightful ownership through the Lieutenant’s Office.
Inmates may not receive any personal property (including radios, watches, etc.) from another inmate for any reason – including the release or transfer of an inmate.