(1)If mail is prohibited, it may be rejected by OYA staff.
(a)For offenders placed in OYA facilities, only the superintendent/camp director, or specific designee, may reject an offender’s mail.
(b)For offenders placed under supervision in the community, only the local supervisor, or specific designee, may reject an offender’s mail.
(2)A confined OYA offender may be permitted to correspond with an offender confined in another correctional, penal, or detention institution if the offenders are immediate family members or their correspondence is deemed to have an integral role in offender reformation.
(a)Confined offender-to-offender mail must be inspected by designated staff;
(b)The superintendent/camp director or designee must approve of the confined offender-to-offender correspondence prior to its occurrence.
(A)When one of the confined offenders is not in OYA custody, the equivalent of the superintendent/warden of that institution must also approve of the confined offender-to-offender correspondence.
(3)Both the sender and intended recipient will be notified when mail is rejected. The sender and intended recipient will be informed of a mail rejection appeal process.
(4)When an offender transfers and an address is available, all letters and packages will be promptly forwarded, unopened to the offender. If no address is available, the mail will be marked “Not at this address” and returned, unopened, to the U.S. Postal Service or other official mail carrier.
Rule 416-440-0035 — Prohibited Mail,