Prohibited Pen Pal Ads

Florida, Indiana and Missouri DOC do allow inmates to have pen pals, but placing ads for pen pals is strictly prohibited. The rules state:

Florida

"Inmates shall not use correspondence privileges to solicit or otherwise commercially advertise for money, goods, or services. For the purposes of this rule this includes advertising for pen-pals; inmates are not prohibited from corresponding with pen-pals, but shall not place ads soliciting pen-pals. Inmates who post ads or have ads posted with the assistance of another person shall be subject to disciplinary action. "

Indiana

"An offender shall not use the mail service to attempt to solicit funds or other items of value. Offenders shall not use correspondence privileges to solicit or otherwise commercially advertise for money, goods or services. For the purpose of these administrative procedures, this prohibition includes advertising for pen-pals. Offenders shall not be prohibited from corresponding with pen-pals; but, shall not place advertisements soliciting pen-pals. Offenders who post advertisements or have advertisements posted with the assistance of another person shall be subject to disciplinary action. "

Missouri

"Offenders shall not use correspondence privileges to solicit or otherwise commercially advertise for money, goods or services, including advertising for pen pals. Offenders are not authorized to participate in, join or have their names posted on any websites with the sole purpose of pen pals. Offenders are not prohibited from corresponding with pen pals, but shall not place ads soliciting pen pals. "
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