Personal property should be marked with the inmates register number in order to reduce the chances of theft. Radios will be etched in Commissary at the time of purchase or R&D (for transfers) with the inmate’s name and register number upon receipt for this purpose.
Civilian clothing of any type is not authorized at FDC Houston. All clothing will be neatly stored in the individual locker. Individual washcloths, towels, and bed linen are issued to inmates.
Legal materials are permitted for active/current legal cases only. The amount of storage space provided for legal materials will be stored in the space provided in the individual cells. If additional space is required arrangements must be approved by the Unit Manager. See Institution Supplement HOU 1315.06, Legal Activities, Inmates, for the proper procedures.
Letters, photographs, newspapers, magazines, books, etc. will be limited as to the quantity allowable.
Sports and musical instruments: There will be no musical instruments available at FDC Houston.
Radios and watches: An inmate may not own or possess more than one (1) approved radio and watch at anyone time. Proof of ownership, through appropriate property receipts, is required. Outgoing packages containing hobby-craft items, books, etc., will be taken to the ISM department, by the inmate’s Counselor as indicated in Institution Supplement HOU 5580.06. The inmate is responsible for providing stamps for all outgoing packages.