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Im a ex felon that was released on June 24, 2013 Im expired

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Im a ex felon that was released on June 24, 2013 I'm expired and did every day of my time. I have been writing a friend that is still incarcerated, as of 9/31/2013 NDOC is saying my mail is inmate to inmate and unauthorized my mail. Can they do that? I am not under parole and never was. I thought I was free. Should I contact the warden? What should I do? Im currently a collage student and doing great if it wasn't for my friend I made in there, my move to collage may not have been possible so quick.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

While you are free from your sentence, the person who is still incarcerated is not. This means the prison through the warden can make the rules about what mail or contact the current inmate can have. While you have the freedom to communicate with whomever you like, the inmate has no such freedom and the warden of the prison has the right to control who a current inmate has contact with, even though you are not currently on parole or a current inmate and they argue this is for security reasons over which the warden has complete discretion.

Thus, your sole complaint on this would be a plea to the warden of the prison to allow you to communicate with the current inmate.

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