Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Rules & Regulations

Maximum Value of Stamps in an Inmate's Personal Possession (Sections 270.2(B)(14)(vi) and 720.8(a)(2) of 7 NYCRR)

Date filed with the Department of State (DOS): 2/27/2008

DOS #: COR-09-08-00002

Date adopted: 5/14/2008

Description: To increase the value of stamps an inmate may have in their possession from $20.00 to $22.50.


Sections 270.2 (B) (14) (vi) and 720.8 (a) (2) of 7 NYCRR are hereby amended as follows:

(vi.) 113.16 An inmate shall not be in possession of stamps in excess of $22.50 [20] in value, money, credit card, credit card numbers, check or unauthorized valuable or property.

§ 720.8 Postage.
(a) Purchase/possession of stamps. (1) Inmates may not receive stamps through the mail or through inmate packages.

(2) The maximum value of stamps in an inmate’s personal possession should not exceed $22.50 [20].

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