I have someone who is on lockdown. He was able to write me and now it's been a wk and he hasn't written back yet. It's not his normal behavior. I sent about 12 letters no response. I need some sort of communication to know that he's ok. Can the guards actually restrict him from writting bk? Im aware that he cannot receive visitations nor phone calls until after 20 days but can they actually take his right to write me away?
They can restrict all communication except for with his attorney.
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He is in jail. Of course they can restrict him from calling and writing to you. He should not be restricted from communicating with his lawyer.
Typically, the jail can do what they want. Initiall, when the inmate is in custody, there may be a period of time that has to pass before he earns certain rights. It may be that the person that you are trying to contact committed a disciplinary rule violation and he had these rights restricted. If he has an attorney, you may want that attorney to see him to make sure that he is okay.
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