PERSONAL PROPERTY LIMITS
Items which may be retained by an inmate are limited for sanitation and security reasons, and to ensure that excess personal property is not accumulated which would constitute a fire hazard or impair staff searches of the living area. The following list is not all-inclusive, but it is a guide to the items authorized at FCC Tucson.
2 Towels 2 Washclothes
4 Shirts, Khaki 3 Pants, Khaki
4 Underwear 4 Undershirts
4 Pair Socks 2 Blankets
1 Pair Safety Shoes 2 Set Sheets
2 Laundry Bags 1 Field Jacket (Seasonal)
Storage space in most units consists of an individual locker. Locks may be purchased in the institution commissary. Limited space may also be available under the bed for approved items, such as shoes. The amount of personal property allowed for each inmate is limited to those items which can be neatly and safely placed in the space designated. Under no circumstances will any materials be accumulated to the point where they become a fire, sanitation, security, or housekeeping hazard.
SPECIAL PURCHASE ITEMS
Special purchase items are authorized as outlined in the institution supplement on Inmate Personal Property. These items must be neatly and safely stored in the inmate’s locker.
Inmates are allowed to maintain legal materials necessary for any current, ongoing litigation in which the inmate is the defendant or plaintiff. Legal materials should be neatly stored in the inmate’s locker. Accommodations can be made by the Unit Manager for large amounts of legal material. Inmates are not allowed to possess copies of their Pre-Sentence Reports or Judgment and Commitment paperwork.
HOBBY CRAFTS MATERIALS (FCI & USP)
All hobby craft raw materials and projects will be stored in a hobby shop locker. All projects kept in the hobby shop locker may be removed if they pose a safety, sanitation, or security hazard. Disposal of completed hobby craft work must be arranged immediately after completion. Disposal will be by mailing the project(s) to any individual approved to visit the inmate. The hobby shop recreation supervisor must approve all such mailings.
When a waiting list exists for inmates wanting to participate in hobby crafts, inmates presently in hobby crafts will be limited to 90 days participation. After 90 days, each inmate will be rotated out of hobby craft and placed on the bottom of the waiting list. During such waiting periods, the hobby shop will provide secure storage space for inmate hobby craft materials. Hobby crafts may not be sold to another inmate, staff, or the general public at this institution or by mail. To do so is a violation of Prohibited Act 408, Conducting a Business, and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
The total value of an inmate’s accumulated commissary items (excluding special purchases) will be limited to the monthly spending limitation. See commissary bulletin boards for more information.
Food items that are left open create a health hazard. These items must be properly sealed at all times. Empty containers may not be used as drinking containers and are to be thrown away.
LETTERS, BOOKS, PHOTOGRAPHS, NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES
Nothing is to be tacked, stapled, or taped to any surface. There are limitations on the amount of pictures, books, magazines, letters, and newspapers that an inmate can possess. Refer to the institution supplement on Inmate Personal Property and the unit rules located on bulletin boards.
RADIOS AND WATCHES
Inmates may not own or possess more than one approved radio and/or watch at any one time. Proof of ownership, through appropriate property receipts, will be required. Radios and watches may not have value exceeding locally established limits. Radios with a tape recorder and/or tape player are not authorized. Only Walkman-type radios are permitted. Inmates may not give any items of value to another inmate, i.e., radio, watch, sneakers, and commissary items.
Inmates may have a plain wedding band (without stones) and, with prior approval, a religious medallion without stones.
QUARTERS (UNIT) RULES
In order to minimize maintenance costs, permit uniform inspections, search procedures, and maintain orderly congregate living, FCC Tucson imposes reasonable regulations on an inmate’s conduct and furnishings in housing units. Unit Officers and/or unit staff members inspect cells daily. The following is a partial list of inmate rules and regulations. A complete list is located on bulletin boards in each housing unit.