The Texas Board of Criminal Justice approved the revisions to Board
Policy 03.91, Uniform Offender Correspondence Rules on July 13, 2007.
The revised definition of stationery is white, undecorated paper, not
to exceed the size of 8 1/2" X 11", or unstamped white envelopes,
including carbon paper and white envelopes with the offender's
commitment name and TDCJ number preprinted in the return address
portion of the envelope, but excluding any paper with names,
addresses or letterhead, and excluding tablets or writing pads with
stapled binding. (NOTE: Ruled white paper is not considered decorated
and is permitted.)
Effective October 1, 2007, offenders will not be allowed to receive
colored paper from an approved vendor.
Offenders will still be allowed to receive note cards with matching
envelopes and journals with white paper. However, offenders will not
be allowed to receive the yellow legal pads.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to
contact this office.
Mail System Coordinators Panel
P.O. Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342
This is a current update on mail for all TDCJ units;
Legal Pads are allowed as long as they are white in color and are the
glued tops. 8 1/2 X 14 are allowed.
All other paper MUST be white in color and no larger than 8 1/2 x 11.
Note Cards are still available MUST be purchased by the inmate. This
will be the next item to go if they begin to have problems with it.
Journals are allowed as long as the paper inside is white.
Quadrille and Carbon paper is still allowed.
All inmates will have to get rid of their colored paper at the end of
the month according to MSCP. I spoke to Jennifer this morning. I
asked what the problem was with the colored paper and was told that
they were having a problem with the women dying their under garments
and other white clothes with the ink from the colored paper.