California Corrections Banned Books

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation of California.
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

A copy of this agency's Centralized List of Disapproved Publications, which details which books are not permitted to be shipped to CDCR inmates statewide.

I also request:
— any databases or logs that detail why publications are added to this list or database;
— any databases or logs that detail violations of this list;
— any appeals of publications included on this list submitted to the Director of the Division of Adult Institutions, per CCR, Title 15, Section 3137(c).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Michael Morisy

From: Mraule, Michelle@CDCR

Dear Mr. Morisy,

Please see the attached letter regarding your recent public records request. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Thank you.

Michelle Mraule - Associate Governmental Program Analyst
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Office of Public and Employee Communications
(916) 445-4950 - Office
(916) 445-8492 - Direct Line<>


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From: Murray, Jessica@CDCR

Good afternoon,

Enclosed please find correspondence regarding the above-referenced matter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (916) 445-0495.

Thank you,

Jessica Murray
Legal Secretary
Office of Legal Affairs
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
1515 S Street, #314-S
Sacramento, CA 95811