postcard only policy http://michiganradio.org en Postcard only rule at Muskegon County jail revised, a little bit http://michiganradio.org/post/postcard-only-rule-muskegon-county-jail-revised-little-bit <p>In February the sheriff instituted a &ldquo;postcard only&rdquo; rule at the county jail. That meant inmates could only send or receive mail on standard postcards. The sheriff was trying to keep drugs, pornography, and items inmates could use as weapons &ndash; out of the jail. Legal paperwork is exempt. Now the sheriff is allowing inmates to send letters. But incoming mail still has to be written on standard postcards.</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 10:03:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 4007 at http://michiganradio.org Postcard only rule at Muskegon County jail revised, a little bit “Postcard only” rules at county jails in Michigan attracting protests, lawsuits http://michiganradio.org/post/%E2%80%9Cpostcard-only%E2%80%9D-rules-county-jails-michigan-attracting-protests-lawsuits <p>Mail policies at several county jails across the state are becoming more restrictive, mainly to save money. It&rsquo;s causing an outcry from inmates&rsquo; family and friends, and people who advocate for prisoners&rsquo; rights.</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 3813 at http://michiganradio.org “Postcard only” rules at county jails in Michigan attracting protests, lawsuits