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Old 03-28-2013, 08:12 AM
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Hello I don't know if this is the right place to put this but my son called yesterday and said he is getting a major dr because the birthday card i sent him had drugs in it. This is completely false, I don't do drugs never have never will. but if they charge him I won't be able to visit him ever again or talk to him on the phone. I have emailed our commisioner with no response yet, I have talked to his probation officer, no response, I have called the superintendent at the jail with no response. can anyone help me

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Hello I don't know if this is the right place to put this but my son called yesterday and said he is getting a major dr because the birthday card i sent him had drugs in it. This is completely false, I don't do drugs never have never will. but if they charge him I won't be able to visit him ever again or talk to him on the phone. I have emailed our commisioner with no response yet, I have talked to his probation officer, no response, I have called the superintendent at the jail with no response. can anyone help me

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Oh my gosh!! I'm sorry I have no advice for you...but know that you are in my thoughts!! Let us know how it turns out. It makes you almost scared to even send anything in the mail!!!
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Thanks I just cant believe they are getting away with this
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I'm sorry to hear that you're going through this! Since your question is state specific, I've moved your thread so the people most familiar with the VT system can help. I wish you the best of luck!
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you also get charged with this,same as with bringing them into the prison during visits. it could also be a federal charge to from the conveyance being the U.S.mail. did someone give you that card to send to him? i think you should get a lawyer ASAP. like yesterday!
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As Deirdre said, if they found drugs it will initiate an investigation which could & is likely to include charges. I would recommend that you NOT speak with DOC, and instead seek an attorney for advice and representation--quickly! Do not speak about this any further with your son, as all calls are recorded and they can copy any letter you send. Have they advised you that you cannot visit, call or write? Did you purchase this card directly before sending it to him, or was it given to you by someone?

Please speak with an attorney. Do not discuss this with anyone else. Take care.
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My fiance is incarcerated at Northwest Correctional Facility and the Vermont DOC is extremely absurd. They wouldn't let us speak because his probation officer wanted to "help protect the community" they don't want to help inmates live a normal life or have any kind of happiness. They took the stamps I sent him away, and a letter written on construction paper. Apparently provocative pictures aren't allowed either... oops. They also refuse to get us get married and it's breaking my heart.
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As Deirdre said, if they found drugs it will initiate an investigation which could & is likely to include charges. I would recommend that you NOT speak with DOC, and instead seek an attorney for advice and representation--quickly! Do not speak about this any further with your son, as all calls are recorded and they can copy any letter you send. Have they advised you that you cannot visit, call or write? Did you purchase this card directly before sending it to him, or was it given to you by someone?

Please speak with an attorney. Do not discuss this with anyone else. Take care.
That is what is so interesting this happened over 2 mths ago and nothing has happened with it. I am allowed to visit my son, like nothing ever happened, except he spent 7 days in the hole for this.
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My fiance is incarcerated at Northwest Correctional Facility and the Vermont DOC is extremely absurd. They wouldn't let us speak because his probation officer wanted to "help protect the community" they don't want to help inmates live a normal life or have any kind of happiness. They took the stamps I sent him away, and a letter written on construction paper. Apparently provocative pictures aren't allowed either... oops. They also refuse to get us get married and it's breaking my heart.
I can tell you that DOC policies do not allow the inmate to receive stamps, stamped envelopes, blank envelopes, or blank paper in the mail.


Additionally, any mail with the following will be rejected:
Writing or drawing using markers, color pencils, or crayons will be rejected. Mail with glue and glitter will also be rejected.
Any type of stain.
Too much perfume.

All of the above will result in rejection because letters have been sent in with drugs diluted and infused in the above.

The safest way to send mail into the facility to loved ones to prevent rejection is to type it. This seems insincere but it also eliminates the items listed above.

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Just wanted to offer my support. I am sure it must still be under investigation. I cannot even imagine. I have noticed these mailrooms are getting alot tighter with the mail. Altho not in your state, they have just started within the last 6 months taking the stamps off of our envelopes, looking for drugs. Never used to and there never used to be a problem in spraying it with perfume and now there is. Oh well keep your head up and take good care of yourself. Let us hear from you the status.
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I can tell you that DOC policies do not allow the inmate to receive stamps, stamped envelopes, blank envelopes, or blank paper in the mail.


Additionally, any mail with the following will be rejected:
Writing or drawing using markers, color pencils, or crayons will be rejected. Mail with glue and glitter will also be rejected.
Any type of stain.
Too much perfume.

All of the above will result in rejection because letters have been sent in with drugs diluted and infused in the above.

The safest way to send mail into the facility to loved ones to prevent rejection is to type it. This seems insincere but it also eliminates the items listed above.
Thank you for the info. There is nothing worse then getting your mail returned.
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I can tell you that DOC policies do not allow the inmate to receive stamps, stamped envelopes, blank envelopes, or blank paper in the mail.


Additionally, any mail with the following will be rejected:
Writing or drawing using markers, color pencils, or crayons will be rejected. Mail with glue and glitter will also be rejected.
Any type of stain.
Too much perfume.

All of the above will result in rejection because letters have been sent in with drugs diluted and infused in the above.

The safest way to send mail into the facility to loved ones to prevent rejection is to type it. This seems insincere but it also eliminates the items listed above.

Good luck.
Hello thanks for the info Is your fiancia still at newport?
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I do not / did not have a fiance at Northern State.
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