“Legal mail”

October 23, 2013

  • 310 Prisons
  • 310II Prisoners and Inmates
  • 310II(G) Access to Courts and Public Officials
  • 310k264 k. Communication with Courts, Officers, or Counsel.

310 PrisonsMichigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) employee’s rejection of prisoner’s letters to nine state senators and representatives because prisoner did not pay for postage and because letters did not qualify as legal mail, as they were not addressed to a court, attorney, or party to lawsuit, did not implicate prisoner’s constitutional rights.
Proctor v. Applegate, 661 F.Supp.2d 743 (E.D. Mich. 2009)