Patrick F (rainbowxgeek) wrote in little_details,
Patrick F

Prisons searching mail from lawyers

Setting:  Contemporary, Virginia, maximum security prison.
Searched Google w/ "searching mail in prison lawyers" "searching legal documents mail in prison"

I know that legal correspondence is protected and not subject to being searched by prison censors.  My question is whether mail that's not from the prisoner's lawyer/law firm of record may be searched.  Basically, a prisoner got a questionable piece of mail, and it was allowed through because it was from a lawyer, but not HER lawyer.  Is that something that can be restricted?

Any insight would be great, thanks!
Tags: usa: government: prison, usa: virginia, ~postal service

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