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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: December 8, 2016 03:38 PM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Elimination of the Paid Postage Policy for Prison Inmates
In the near future, I intend to reintroduce 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 wasteful use of resources. Elimination of postage paid envelopes will save the corrections budget approximately $2.7 million annually.

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of this bill. This is a reintroduction of SB 452 from the previous legislative session. Co-sponsors included: Costa, Scarnati, Wozniak, Eichelberger, Folmer, Hutchinson, Mcgarrigle, Rafferty, Scavello, Stefano and Vulakovich.

Introduced as SB126