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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: December 7, 2012 04:19 PM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Inmate Prison Postage Elimination
I intend to introduce legislation amending the Prisons and Parole Code to discontinue the current policy within the Department of Corrections that provides inmates with postage-paid envelopes for personal use.

Currently, the Department of Corrections provides inmates with 10 postage paid envelopes per month. With the various means of making money for inmates, through prison jobs, idle pay, etc., many in the correctional field believes this free postage is a waste of money. Elimination of postage paid envelopes will save the corrections budget approximately $2.7 million annually.

This is a reintroduction of Senate Bill 166 from the previous legislative session. Co-sponsors included WAUGH, TARTAGLIONE, ORIE, RAFFERTY, FONTANA, SOLOBAY, ERICKSON, FOLMER, BAKER, ALLOWAY AND D. WHITE

Introduced as SB366