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Old 08-30-2019, 01:00 PM
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Default What does it mean when facility is on lockdown/What privileges do they lose

Hi! I wanted to know what does it mean when a facility is on lockdown? What privileges do they lose phone, mail, visits? Can anyone tell me? Thanks in advance. Also what type of pictures can be sent
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There are different levels of lockdowns in bop prisons. The most common locks everyone in their cells (or in the unit if it is low security because the individual rooms/cells do not have doors that lock). No phones, email or commissary for as long as it lasts. Prisoners may be let out occasionally for showers and meals are usually brought to each cell. Mail delivery continues, but it usually slows way down.

Some lockdowns eventually just get lifted, but others pass through "modified lockdowns" first. Those may allow short times out of the cells and limited phone calls.

Lockdowns last as long as the warden wants them to last
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Okay so all lockdowns mean no commissary right? I’ve been trying to send money via western union and i keep getting error messages. I wonder does that have anything to do with lockdown
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I don't think so, you should always be able to send money even if they can't spend it.
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What types of pics can be sent?
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