This letter is a response from ADX Federal
Prison when a concern citizen wrote a letter to our beloved (Maku)
Chief Black Thunderbird Eagle A/K/A Dr. Malachi Z York, so for
all who think that people are receiving letters from our (Maku)
just look at who said they received letters then ask yourself
why them and not the real concerned. These people are all
connected in this plot to keep our (Maku) incarcerated don't
believe us write to the prison yourself or go to their website
and read the inmate's handbook.
All incoming and out-going mail is read and
all incoming mail must be approved by the government.
Now what is so interesting is that not one
of the people that said they received letters said they received
this type of correspondence from the government they was just
excepted ask yourself WHY?
When correspondence is rejected, the Warden shall notify the
sender in writing of the rejection and the reasons for the
rejection. The Warden shall also give notice that the sender may
appeal the rejection. The Warden shall also notify an inmate of
the rejection of any letter addressed to that inmate, along with
the reasons for the rejection and shall notify the inmate of the
right to appeal the rejection. The Warden shall refer an appeal
to an official other than the one who originally disapproved the
correspondence. The Warden shall return rejected correspondence
to the sender unless the correspondence includes plans for or
discussion of commission of a crime or evidence of a crime, in
which case there is no need to return the correspondence or give
notice of the rejection, and the correspondence should be
referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Also,
contraband need not be returned to the sender.
(a) Institution staff shall open and inspect all incoming
general correspondence. Incoming general correspondence may be
read as frequently as deemed necessary to maintain security or
monitor a particular problem confronting an inmate.
(b) Except for “special mail,” outgoing mail from a pretrial
inmate may not be sealed by the inmate and may be read and
inspected by staff.
(c)(1) Outgoing mail from a sentenced inmate in a minimum or low
security level institution may be sealed by the inmate and,
except as provided for in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) through (iv) of
this section, is sent out unopened and uninspected. Staff may
open a sentenced inmate's outgoing general correspondence:
(i) If there is reason to believe it would interfere with the
orderly running of the institution, that it would be threatening
to the recipient, or that it would facilitate criminal activity;
(ii) If the inmate is on a restricted correspondence list;
(iii) If the correspondence is between inmates (see §540.17); or
(iv) If the envelope has an incomplete return address.
(2) Except for “special mail,” outgoing mail from a sentenced
inmate in a medium or high security level institution, or an
administrative institution may not be sealed by the inmate and
may be read and inspected by staff.
(d) The Warden may reject correspondence sent by or to an imate
if it is determined detrimental to the security, good order, or
discipline of the institution, to the protection of the public,
or if it might facilitate criminal activity. Correspondence
which may be rejected by a Warden includes, but is not limited
to, correspondence which contains any of the following:
(1) Matter which is nonmailable under law or postal regulations;
(2) Matter which depicts, describes, or encourages activities
which may lead to the use of physical violence or group
(3) Information of escape plots, of plans to commit illegal
activities, or to violate Bureau rules or institution
(4) Direction of an inmate's business (See §541.13, Prohibited
Act No. 408). An inmate, unless a pre-trial detainee, may not
direct a business while confined.
This does not, however, prohibit correspondence necessary to
enable an inmate to protect property and funds that were
legitimately the inmate's at the time of commitment. Thus, for
example, an inmate may correspond about refinancing an existing
mortgage or sign insurance papers, but may not operate a
mortgage or insurance business while in the institution.
(5) Threats, extortion, obscenity, or gratuitous profanity;
(6) A code;
(7) Sexually explicit material (for example, personal
photographs) which by its nature or content poses a threat to an
individual's personal safety or security, or to institution good
(8) Contraband. (See §500.1 of this chapter. A package received
without prior authorization by the Warden is considered to be
(a) The Warden may place an inmate on restricted general
correspondence based on misconduct or as a matter of
classification. Determining factors include the inmate's:
(1) Involvement in any of the activities listed in §540.14(d);
(2) Attempting to solicit funds or items (e.g., samples), or
subscribing to a publication without paying for the
(3) Being a security risk;
(4) Threatening a government official; or
(5) Having committed an offense involving the mail.
(b) The Warden may limit to a reasonable number persons on the
approved restricted general correspondence list of an inmate.
(c) The Warden shall use one of the following procedures before
placing an inmate on restricted general correspondence.
(1) Where the restriction will be based upon an incident report,
procedures must be followed in accordance with inmate
disciplinary regulations (part 541, subpart B of this chapter).
(2) Where there is no incident report, the Warden:
(i) Shall advise the inmate in writing of the reasons the inmate
is to be placed on restricted general correspondence;
(ii) Shall give the inmate the opportunity to respond to the
classification or change in classification; the inmate has the
option to respond orally or to submit written information or
(iii) Shall notify the inmate of the decision and the reasons,
and shall advise the inmate that the inmate may appeal the
decision under the Administrative Remedy Procedure.
(d) When an inmate is placed on restricted general
correspondence, the inmate may, except as provided in §§540.16
(1) Correspond with the inmate's spouse, mother, father,
children, and siblings, unless the correspondent is involved in
any violation of correspondence regulations, or would be a
threat to the security or good order of the institution;
(2) Request other persons also to be placed on the approved
correspondence list, subject to investigation, evaluation, and
approval by the Warden; with prior approval, the inmate may
write to a proposed correspondence to obtain a release
authorizing an investigation; and
(3) Correspond with former business associates, unless it
appears to the Warden that the proposed correspondent would be a
threat to the security or good order of the institution, or that
the resulting correspondence could reasonably be expected to
result in criminal activity. Correspondence with former business
associates is limited to social matters.
(e) The Warden may allow an inmate additional correspondence
with persons other than those on the inmate's approved mailing
list when the correspondence is shown to be necessary and does
not require an addition to the mailing list because it is not of
an ongoing nature.
We know this didn't happen from our
(Maku) because people said they received letters so this request
§ 540.12 Controls and
(a) The Warden shall establish and exercise controls to protect
individuals, and the security, discipline, and good order of the
institution. The size, complexity, and security level of the
institution, the degree of sophistication of the inmates
confined, and other variables require flexibility in
correspondence procedures. All Wardens shall establish open
general correspondence procedures.
(b) Staff shall inform each inmate in writing promptly after
arrival at an institution of that institution's rules for
handling of inmate mail. This notice includes the following
The staff of each institution of the Bureau of Prisons has the
authority to open all mail addressed to you before it is
delivered to you. “Special Mail” (mail from the President and
Vice President of the U.S., attorneys, Members of the U.S.
Congress, Embassies and Consulates, the U.S. Department of
Justice (excluding the Bureau of Prisons but including U.S.
Attorneys), other Federal law enforcement officers, State
Attorneys General, Prosecuting Attorneys, Governors, U.S. Courts
(including U.S. Probation Officers), and State Courts) may be
opened only in your presence to be checked for contraband. This
procedure occurs only if the sender is adequately identified on
the envelope and the front of the envelope is marked “Special
Mail—Open only in the presence of the inmate.” Other mail may be
opened and read by the staff.
If you do not want your general correspondence opened and read,
the Bureau will return it to the Postal Service. This means that
you will not receive such mail. You may choose whether you want
your general correspondence delivered to you subject to the
above conditions, or returned to the Postal Service. Whatever
your choice, special mail will be delivered to you, after it is
opened in your presence and checked for contraband. You can make
your choice by signing part I or part II.
Part I—General Correspondence to be Returned to the Postal
I have read or had read to me the foregoing notice regarding
mail. I do not want my general correspondence opened and read. I
REQUEST THAT THE BUREAU OF PRISONS RETURN MY GENERAL
CORRESPONDENCE TO THE POSTAL SERVICE. I understand that special
mail will be delivered to me, after it is opened in my presence
and checked for contraband.
Part II—General Correspondence to be Opened, Read, and Delivered
I have read or had read to me the foregoing notice regarding
mail, I WISH TO RECEIVE MY GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE. I understand
that the Bureau of Prisons may open and read my general
correspondence if I choose to receive same. I also understand
that special mail will be delivered to me, after it is opened in
my presence and checked for contraband.
Inmate (Name), (Reg. No.), refused to sign this form. He (she)
was advised by me that the Bureau of Prisons retains the
authority to open and read all general correspondence. The
inmate was also advised that his (her) refusal to sign this form
will be interpreted as an indication that he (she) wishes to
receive general correspondence subject to the conditions in part
(c) Staff shall inform an inmate that letters placed in the U.S.
Mail are placed there at the request of the inmate and the
inmate must assume responsibility for the contents of each
letter. Correspondence containing threats, extortion, etc., may
result in prosecution for violation of federal laws. When such
material is discovered, the inmate may be subject to
disciplinary action, the written material may be copied, and all
material may be referred to the appropriate law enforcement
agency for prosecution.
(d) The inmate is responsible for filling out the return address
completely on envelopes provided for the inmate's use by the
institution. If the inmate uses an envelope not provided by the
institution, the inmate is responsible for ensuring that the
envelope used contains all return address information listed on
the envelope provided by the institution.