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Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. The prison has restriction, as to what an inmate can bring in. Personal items, such as a book, may not be allowed to just be brought in with you and a bible could be provided, once you go through intake. If there are religious issues such as the beard or a specific bible, you can ask for a court order, to allow it or contact the prison ahead of time, to see what they would need prior to you entering, to avoid having issues with your beard and to allow you to freely exercise your freedom of religion. As I shared and as you are aware, there is protocol and a procedure for prison, so you need to make sure you comply with those.
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