REJECTION OF MAGAZINES AND PERIODICALS
The Sheriff’s Office may reject magazines, periodicals and other materials that may inhibit the reasonable safety, security and discipline in the daily operation of this facility. Generally, books, newspapers and magazines are accepted only if they are sent directly by the publisher. Materials that may be rejected include, but are not limited to (15 CCR 1066(a)):
Religious texts not supplied by facility-authorized entities may be accepted by the chaplain or other religious volunteer who has received training on facility rules involving contraband, and who has been approved by a supervisor to review such documents for distribution.
APPEALS RELATING TO MAIL AND CORRESPONDENCES
(a) Inmates, their correspondents, and publishers may appeal departmental rules, regulations, policies, approved facility procedures and their application related to mail and correspondence.
(b) Inmates shall use the established grievance procedures as provided in Tulare County Sheriff’s Custody Policy 613, et seq., for any disputes regarding mail.
(c) Persons other than inmates should address any appeal related to department policy and regulations to the Detention Division Compliance Lieutenant. Appeals relating to a specific facility procedure or practice should be addresses in writing to the Lieutenant. A written response shall be provided within 15 working days. Appeals that are not satisfactorily resolved at this level may be forwarded in writing to the Captain of the Detentions Division who shall provide a written response within 20 working days.