New York Prisoners No Longer Allowed to Receive Escape Maps in the Mail


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New York's inmates are no longer allowed to receive mail containing maps that would aid in their escape from prison. A rule released in the state's register today proposes adding "maps that could aidin an inmate escape from a correctional facility to the listing ofprohibited materials" inmates are allowed to receive in the mails. Escape maps join an illustrious list of materials already prohibited, including but not limited to: leather shoelaces, dice, Native American ashtrays and shells larger than three inches in diameter, sheer nightgowns, camouflage shoes, soap on a rope, hemp oil, more than 2 ounces of raisins at a time, and poppy seeds. Also presumably illegal ? files baked into cakes or other pastry. To read more from City & State [click here. ](http://www.cityandstateny.com)





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