NC Prisons Can Now Scan Inmates’ Mail

Under a change that went into effect on October 18th, inmates in the state’s men’s prisons are no longer getting the original cards and letters sent by their loved ones. They’re only getting scanned copies. The system is designed to fight what state officials say is an increasingly common ploy for sneaking drugs into prisons. Smugglers are spraying liquefied drugs such as suboxone, fentanyl and K2 — all potent in tiny amounts — onto letters mailed to inmates, prison spokesman John Bull says. The inmates then tear the paper up and swallow the pieces.

Author: Mike Jackson