MMHI: Prohibited Items for Medium Security Units

The following is a summary of the types of contraband for all of the medium security units. Visitors are not be allowed to bring these items onto the units.

  • Flammable liquids (lighter fluid, glue, aerosol cans)
  • Devices with external recording capacity
  • Medication
  • Light bulbs (unattached to lamps)
  • Tools (screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, gardening equipment, etc.)
  • Weapons of any kind (or facsimiles thereof), including sharp objects
  • Octopus outlets or extension cords
  • Razor blades or razors
  • Plant food or fertilizer
  • Laundry soap or bleach
  • Knives, scissors, fingernail clippers, toe nail clippers, crochet hooks
  • Incense or candles
  • Can openers
  • Pornography (as defined by policy, generally meaning depicting sex with minors or depicting sexually-related violence)
  • Paint (combustible) and thinners
  • Sexual products and appliances
  • Plastic bags or trash liners
  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Glass items such as pop bottles, glass/ceramic containers, any broken glass
  • Scented or spiced cigarettes
  • Irons
  • Curling irons
  • Umbrellas
  • Matches or lighters

Direct questions about this information to the unit charge nurse.


Last revised January 5, 2021