INMATE TELEPHONE SYSTEM
Collect calls are authorized. You can call collect or debit up to 300 minutes per calendar month. Telephone calls placed on the unit telephones will be placed direct, using money transferred from an inmates’ Commissary account to ITS credits.
At all Bureau institutions, an inmate may receive hardcover publications and newspapers only from the publisher, from a book club, or from a bookstore.
The sender’s address shall be clearly identified on the outside of the package.
At medium security, high security, and administrative institutions, an inmate may receive soft-cover publications (for example, paperback books, newspaper clippings, magazines, and other similar items) only from publisher, from a book club, or from a bookstore.
At minimum security and low security institutions, an inmate may receive soft-cover publications (other than newspapers) from any source.
Inmate to inmate correspondence (including Federal, State, Local and Half-Way facilities) is prohibited unless it is authorized in writing. Permission to correspond may be initiated through the Unit Team. Permission for inmates to correspond is usually limited to
immediate family members and co-defendants with on-going litigation.
Inmate packages are usually limited to the receipt of release clothing and must be approved in advance. You may initiate package authorizations through your Unit Team. The address at this facility is as follows:
Your committed name
Registration Number, Housing Unit
Federal Correctional Institution
2680 Highway 301 South
Jesup, Georgia 31599
All outgoing inmate correspondence must have postage on it. All outgoing general correspondence must be sent out unsealed (FCI inmates only). Special Mail can be sent out sealed, but must be placed in the Special Mail depository located on the compound.
All outgoing inmate mail must have your name and registration number on the upper left corner of the envelope.
Housing Unit Officer must confirm that the inmate delivering it is the same inmate reflected in the return address. The mail from the Special Housing Unit will be collected by mail room staff daily for processing. Outgoing legal/special mail submitted without an accurate return address will not be further processed, but rather returned immediately to the inmate. Inmates attempting to send outgoing legal/special mail under another inmate’s return address should be considered for disciplinary action.
Outgoing legal/special mail weighing 16 ounces or more will be processed as a package. This will require the use of Form BP-329, Request – Authorization to Mail Inmate Package. Inmates may seal their outgoing legal/special mail before submitting directly to the counselor or other available unit team members. The mail will not be opened unless contraband is apparent as a result of electronic scanning. All outgoing legal/special mail is subject to scanning by electronic means, including but not limited to, x-ray, metal detector, and ion spectrometry devices. Inspection of sealed outgoing legal/special mail by these methods may occur outside the inmate’s presence. Electronic scanning is for the sole purpose of identifying harmful materials, and cannot be used to read or review the content of the outgoing legal/special mail communication. Confiscated outgoing legal/special mail should not be read by staff, and inmates must be informed as soon as possible of its disposition.
Inmates needing to make an unmonitored attorney telephone call will request approval from the Unit Manager by submitting “An Inmate Request for a Legal Telephone Call” form, which shall include the name, telephone number, date and time of the requested call and indicate why other means of communication are not feasible. An inmate is responsible for expenses of inmate telephone use. Phone calls to an attorney will be made COLLECT ONLY. Need to ensure your attorney’s phone system is set up to except collect calls.
Telephones will be available between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:45 p.m. daily, with the exception of times during counts. There will be no forming of lines or congestion in the phone area as consideration should be given to other inmates who are waiting to use the phones. Use of the telephones will not interfere with work schedules, counts or other programs. It is prohibited to use an inmate telephone in any housing unit which is not your assigned living quarters. Only one inmate telephone in the housing units will be available during work hours. P.S. 5264.07, Telephone Regulations for Inmates, dated January 31, 2002, states in part, “Inmates’ access to telephone will be limited…Monday through Friday, not including holidays. Inmates are expected to be at their work assignments and must not use the telephone during their work hours.” Policy further states, “For inmates who work varied shifts…institutions may leave one telephone per unit available for inmates on days off, or evening shift, such as food service workers, UNICOR workers, etc.”
Third Party/three-way calls, conference calls, use of another inmate’s PAC (Phone Access Code) to place a call, talking on the telephone during a call placed by another inmate, use of an automated forwarding service, and talking in code, are all prohibited by policy. Any of these actions, or any other conduct which interferes with the inmate telephone monitoring system, or the ability of staff to monitor inmate calls, will result in disciplinary action.
Inmates found in possession of an electronic communication device, such as a cellular telephone, pager, two-way radio, or any other related equipment, may be charged with a violation of code 108, Possession, Manufacture, or Introduction of a Hazardous Tool, or code 199, most like code 108, and will be subject to available sanctions, if found to have committed the prohibited act.