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help prisoners in Oregon receive used books

a proposed rule change in the Oregon Department of Corrections could allow prisoners to receive used books (currently they can only receive new books). Please provide supportive comments to the DOC on this proposal.
Dear Friends,

We have just been informed of a proposed rule change for the Oregon Department
of Corrections (DOC) that we are actually in support of! The DOC is proposing
to allow prisoners in Oregon to receive USED books. (Currently they can only
receive NEW books). This is great news for prisoners and the environment. The
DOC will take public comments on the proposal until May 26.

We are asking everyone to contact the DOC to express your support of this rule
change by the deadline of May 26. Please send your supportive and polite
comments to:

Birdie Worley
Department of Corrections
2575 Center St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-4667
phone: (503) 945-0933
email:  birdie.worley@state.or.us

To view the proposed rule change, go to:

 http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/0508_Bulletin/0508_rulemaking_bulletin.html
(scroll down to "Department of Corrections" - it is alphabetical)

Rule Caption: Incoming Mail Services for Inmates Incarcerated in Department of
Corrections Facilities.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 179.040, 423.020, 423.030 & 423.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 179.040, 423.020, 423.030 & 423.075
Proposed Amendments: 291-131-0025
Last Date for Comment: 5-26-08
Summary: This proposed amendment will permit inmates incarcerated in
Department
of Corrections facilities to receive used books through the inmate mail
system.

Rules Coordinator: Janet R. Worley
Address: Department of Corrections, 2575 Center St. NE, Salem, OR 97301-4667
Telephone: (503) 945-0933

Thank you for your support!
-Friends of Jeffrey Free Luers
 http://freejeffluers.org
Please donate:  http://freejeffluers.org/donate.html
 info@freejeffluers.org

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