In response to recent policy changes regarding inmate mail by a number of penal systems across the country, Flikshop announced today that they have stepped up to bridge the broadening communication gap between inmates and their families. In California, an increasing number of jails are adopting a policy that restricts the kinds of mail an inmate can receive to postcards only. Many of the policies have been adopted with the aim of promoting safety by reducing contraband. While
Arguably, mail is the most important item in an inmate's life. Every day a C.O. (correctional officer) comes around to each individual cell and yells the names of the lucky recipients. Envelopes and papers are the tales of whom's important in that wing, cell, pod, or building. Imagine the joy or the pain being decided by this officer. This officer represents more than the deliverer of mail; I mean, everyone knows that this dude ain't the ones that wrote the letters or didn't.