(1) Except as otherwise stated in this section, mail costs shall be the responsibility of the inmate.
(2) Mail which arrives at the institution with postage due may, at the option of the superintendent, be delivered to the inmate. The institution may pay the postage due in accordance with subsection (3) of this section, or hold the mail for a reasonable period of time so as to allow the inmate to arrange for payment of the postage due. If such arrangements are not made within the time provided, the package/mail may be donated to charity or discarded.
(3) Indigent inmates shall be authorized to receive postage up to the equivalent to the mailing cost of ten standard first class letters per month. This indigent postage provision shall cover regular letters. Indigent offenders will be allowed additional postage for legal mail as identified by the department.
(4) The department shall recoup any expenditures made by the institution for postage due on incoming mail and/or indigent postage for letters, (as identified in subsection (3) of this section) may be recouped by the institution whenever such indigent inmate has ten dollars or more of disposable income in his/her trust fund account.
[WSR 15-01-011, § 137-48-060, filed 12/4/14, effective 1/4/15. WSR 10-11-057, § 137-48-060, filed 5/13/10, effective 5/17/10. WSR 05-13-004, § 137-48-060, filed 6/2/05, effective 7/2/05. WSR 91-23-103, § 137-48-060, filed 11/20/91, effective 1/1/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 72.09.050
. WSR 84-08-011 (Order 84-04), § 137-48-060, filed 3/26/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 72.08.380
. WSR 83-20-036 (Order 83-09), § 137-48-060, filed 9/27/83. Formerly WAC 275-96-060.]
Reviser's note: Under RCW 34.05.030 (1)(c), as amended by section 103, chapter 288, Laws of 1988, the above section was not adopted under the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW, but was published in the Washington State Register and codified into the Washington Administrative Code exactly as shown by the agency filing with history notes added by the code reviser's office.