Daily News: State Lifts Limits on Care Packages for Prisoners with TVs

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Break out — the popcorn.

The state prison system has lifted strict care-package rules for convicts who have access to their own TVs.

For years, those in the 10 TV-eligible facilities were only allowed two food packages a year from the outside. But prisoners at those locations can now receive as many boxes of goodies as their loved ones want to send, according to an April directive. The packages can include anything from food and blankets to clothing and art supplies.

Legal Aid officials pressed the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to change the policy.

"These items remind people who are in cages that they are indeed human, have human responsibilities, and have human aspirations," said Legal Aid attorney Caroline Hsu.