1936/1944 Jail Rules Booklet
Forerunner to Current Statewide Minimum Standards
sion the sheriff should either refuse to accept such mail from the postal authorities or, if received, it should be deposited in the office safe pending the prisoner's release. Messages are sometimes conveyed to prisoners by the use of secret ink on the back of a one-page letter.
Prisoners should not be permitted to have access to the windows except when doing work which necessitates their presence there, and then only under supervision. It is comparatively easy to communicate with confederates on the outside when no officers are on duty.
Trusted inmates should be carefully supervised while at work outside the jail or in sections of the jail where dangerous prisoners are confined, to prevent them from aiding other prisoners to escape or to escape themselves.
The key to the main entrance to the jail should not be taken inside; it should be left with another official in the jail office. Officers entering a jail with the key to the outside door have been successfully "rushed."
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