FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS CENTRAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL
FROM: THOMAS SILVERSTEIN 14634-116 UNIT Z FLORENCE
Part A - Reason for Appeal: The rejection notice dated June 26th 06 says my appeal # 406466 Al, is "Untimely'" because it must be received within 30 days of the Regional Directors response. I mailed it 5 days before the time limit expired, so I "shouldn't"' be held accountable for how long mail takes to reach its destination.
This serves as irrefutable evidence, that is usually hard to prove, via my constant complaints, that my mail takes 15 to 30 days to be processed. Which is evident in my appeals filed, # 390753 Fl, 357892 FT, 387892 FI, 390753 FL The administrative response is always the same, "Delays in the receipt of your mail cannot be attributed to staff intentionally delaying your mail - also Keep in mind that staff do not have control over the postal service procedures in processing mail from one destination to another".
Knowing how slow my mail process is, I would have posted it sooner if possible, but this reveals another problem I have, I'm not allowed to go to the Law library so have to order my 3 book limit once weekly. I have to return them in 24 hours, sometimes they don't deliver the books on time, and miss a week.
The envelope that I sent my appeal in wasn't returned with the reject notice, so I'm unable to prove when it was posted.
I noticed the rejection notice is dated June 19tn 06, but wasn't received at ADX until June 26tl! 06. Even Institutional mail between Administrations is slow. The time limit should start when posted, not received, since we have "no control" over the postal service procedures in processing mail.
signature of requester.
REJECTION NOTICE - ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDY
CENTRAL OFFICE APPEAL
DATE: AUGUST 1, 2006
FROM: ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDY CENTRAL OFFICE
TO : THOMAS EDWARD SILVERSTEIN 14634-116
FLORENCE ADMAX USP, UNIT H, PO BOX 8500, FLORENCE, CO 81226
FOR THE REASONS LISTED BELOW, THIS CENTRAL OFFICE APPEAL
IS BEING REJECTED AND RETURNED TO YOU. YOU SHOULD INCLUDE A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE WITH ANY FUTURE CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING THE REJECTION.
REMEDY ID 406466-A2
DATE RECEIVED JULY 25, 2006
SUBJECT 1 HOUSING ASSIGNMENT (EXCEPT SPECIAL HOUSING UNITS)
INCIDENT RPT NO
REJECT REASON 1 YOUR APPEAL IS UNTIMELY. CENTRAL OFFICE APPEALS MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR'S RESPONSE. THIS TIME LIMIT INCLUDES MAIL TIME
REJECT REASON 2:
REMARKS : AS PREVIOUSLY STATED YOU NEED STAFF VERIFICATION ON BOP LETTERHEAD DOCUMENTING THAT THE UNTIMELY FILING OF THIS APPEAL WAS NOT YOUR FAULT.
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