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Posted on March 7 at 6 a.m.
The officials in the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department should honor their commitment to preserving public safety by immediately canceling their plans to implement a postcard-only mail policy. A new Prison Policy Initiative report, "Return to Sender: Postcard-only Policies in Jail" (http://www.prisonpolicy.org/postcards/), finds that local jail bans on letters hinder reentry and increase the chances that people will commit more crime in the future. The Sheriff's Department should take this opportunity to call off a bad plan before it does real damage.
On New Restrictions on Jail Mail