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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:55 AM
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Someone closer to the case: Would Gov Siegelman get stamps if I mailed them to him?
I don't have enough posts to send private messages, so I am forced to post this here, but does someone closer to the case than I know what Gov Siegelman is allowed to get under present circumstances? i have tons of stamps I will not be using since I shifted to completely online communications and bill paying. If I sent my unused stamps, would Gov Siegelman receive them, or are communication tools banned?

Read that last sentence, and think about the utter bullshit that I even have to ask that question.


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windbreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:08 AM
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1. NO
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 11:14 AM by windbreeze
a recent foray I had into incarceration, and sending writing materials, stamps, etc to an inmate(which I did, because I didn't have a clue)....they are NOT allowed, because the prisoners are expected to buy their own from the prison commissary. I believe you could send him a money order(which has to have his prison number on it) to buy these items with, but not the items themselves..wb

edited to add this: I have nothing to do with Siegelman's case, this was an experience I had....my kid who was a prison guard in our state, (which is not Alabama) said this is the way it works here..I would imagine the rules are pretty much the same in any prison..
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:16 AM
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2. wow, thank you
unf**king believable.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:28 AM
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4. Wow. What total F**king bullshit.
Land of the free and home of the brave, my ass.
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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:26 AM
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3. Well then, time to amend the question to:
Could we get writing materials to Gov. Seigelman through his legal counsel if we had that address? And, if so, does anyone have the address of his legal representatives?

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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:29 AM
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5. This would be a good way to go. Almost everything that is allowed
is in the commissary. To be sure it gets to him go through his legal staff.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:34 AM
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6. Commissary prices are probably ridiculously high. How ridiculous
that people can't send basic, obviously non-dangerous items, such as writing paper and stamps.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:42 AM
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7. Bingo. The prison system in this country are out to make money any
way they can. That may account for why 1 out of every 100 people is in prison in the US.
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:53 AM
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8. yeppers - the prison-industrial complex.
In the la-aaand of the fuh-reeeeeee, and the ho-ome o-oov the brave! (insert musical notes, stand and put hand over heart, and try not to barf)
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:54 AM
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9. re commissary prices -- talk about the ultimate captive clientele! Probably way worse than airport
prices.
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