While flipping around online during lunch I wandered around some of the Thurston County pages, eventually finding a list of acceptable items that may be mailed to inmates. The list made sense, until the very final part:
- Books and Magazines
- No hard back books allowed.
- A maximum of 3 each.
- Must be mailed directly from a publisher or bookstore.
- Become the property of the Thurston County Correctional Facility upon release of the individual.
I can understand everything except the final part. Why should the books become property of the facility when the individual's released? Is it to help pay for room and board?