USP Beaumont Personal Property

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Personal Property Limits

Pursuant to Program Statement 5580.07, Personal Property, Inmate, is 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 amount of personal property allowed each inmate is limited to those items which can be neatly and safely stored in the locker. Locks may be purchased in the institution commissary. Limited space may also be available under the bed for footwear only. 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 will be authorized only to the point where they can be contained in the storage area provided for personal property.
Legal Materials -Inmates are allowed to maintain legal materials and supplies which are necessary for their own legal actions. To ensure that legal materials do not become a security or housekeeping hazard, a limit must be established for storage in the inmate’s cell/cubicle. Legal material which does not fit within an inmate’s locker may be stored in the unit’s legal property storage area. Inmates are to make arrangements with their respective counselors for storage of legal materials needed for ongoing litigation.

Hobby Craft Materials

No hobby craft materials are authorized within the units. Storage may be obtained through the Recreation Supervisor within the Hobby Shop. Disposal of completed hobby craft work must be arranged immediately after completion.

Letters, Books, Photographs, Newspapers, and Magazines

An inmate will be limited in the number of magazines and newspapers that can be stored in his locker. Nothing is to be tacked, stapled, or taped to any surface within the room. Pictures maybe displayed on corkboards above the desks.
Low – No items are to be on the desk top. One picture on top of the lockers.
Medium – No items are to be on the desk top. No items are to be on top of the lockers.
USP – Only 2-3 books or magazines, one picture, and one clock are to be on the desk top. No items are to be on top of the lockers.
Camp – No items other than one Bible on the desk top. Only one picture is to be on top of the lockers.

Radios and Watches

An inmate may not own or possess more than one (1) approved radio and/or one (1) watch at any one time. Proof of ownership, through appropriate property receipts, will be required. Radios with a tape recorder and/or tape player are not authorized. Radios and watches will be inscribed by the commissary with the inmate’s name and register number.


Inmates may have a plain wedding band (without stones) and, with prior approval, a religious medal (without stones).


Civilian clothing of any type (except for athletic apparel and approved items) is not authorized. All issued clothing, except socks and underwear, is stamped with a registration number and should be neatly stored in the individual’s locker. Individual washcloths and towels are also issued to inmates. A limited number of personal sweat shirts, sweat pants, and authorized footwear is permitted. Footwear is to be neatly aligned on the floor beneath the bed.

Food Storage

Food items that are left open create a health hazard. These items must be properly sealed at all times. No containers are to be used to store items for other than their intended purpose. Once the contents of the container are used, the container is to be discarded.
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