FCI Gilmer Library and Publication Rules

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Law Library

The Law Library is located in the Education Department, and contains a variety of legal reference materials for use in preparing legal papers. Reference materials include the United States Code Annotated, Federal Reporter, Supreme Court Reporter, Bureau of Prisons Program Statements, Institutional Supplements, Indexes, and other legal materials. The Law Library is open during convenient non-working hours, including Saturdays. An inmate Law Library Clerk is available for assistance in legal research. Legal materials are also available to inmates in the Special Housing Unit.

Incoming Publications

The Bureau permits inmates to subscribe to and receive publications without prior approval. The term “publication” means a book, single issue of a magazine or newspaper, or material addressed to a specific inmate, such as advertising brochures, flyers, and catalogs. An inmate may receive soft cover publications (paperback books, etc.) or hardcover publications and newspapers only from a publisher or a book club. Accumulation of publications will be limited to five magazines (not to be more than three months old) and to the amount which can be neatly stored in the locker provide in each room, because of sanitation and fire safety reasons. The Unit Manager may allow more space for legal publications upon request.

The Warden will reject a publication if it is determined to be detrimental to the security, good order, or discipline of the institution, or if it might facilitate criminal activity. Publications which may be rejected by the Warden include, but are not limited to, publications which meet one of the following criteria:

It depicts or describes procedures for the construction or use of weapons, ammunition, bombs, or incendiary devices.
It depicts, encourages, or describes methods of escape from correctional facilities, or contains blueprints, drawings, or similar descriptions of Bureau of Prisons’ institutions.
It depicts or describes procedures for the brewing of alcoholic beverages or the manufacturing of drugs.
It is written in code.
It depicts, describes, or encourages activities which may lead to the use of physical violence or group disruption.
It encourages or instructs in the commission of criminal activity.
It is sexually explicit material that by its nature or content poses a threat to the security, good order, or discipline of the institution.


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