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From the Editor
By Paul Wright
Welcome to another issue of PLN. We are pleased to report that we are now registered as a tax exempt educational corporation with the IRS. What this means is that we can take advantage of cheaper postage rates to mail PLN to you each month. This should cut our postage costs by about two-thirds. It also means that donations to PLN are also tax deductible for those of our readers that pay income taxes. Please contact us if you want to make a generous donation and write it off for tax purposes. We ask our readers to keep this in mind if you know of any companies or such who have a photocopier that they want to get rid of. With our tax exempt status we can accept a donation of a copier that can be written off as a donation for tax purposes by the donor. Our primary expenses in producing PLN are postage and printing. We have now cut our postage costs as far as we can, so if we can cut our printing costs we will extend the life of PLN.
Please check the mailing label on your issue of PLN and make sure it has your correct address and zip code. With the lower cost of mailing we have to deliver PLN to the post office sorted by zip code. PLNs returned to our publisher by the post office cost us around 40¢ each in additional postage, which is money we can't afford to waste. If you move or are moved please let us know as soon as possible so we can adjust the mailing list. Same if you are getting out of prison, going on the run, etc. Whenever the post office returns a copy of PLN to us as being undeliverable we will delete your name from our mailing list until you contact us and let us know what the problem is. We publish regularly so if more than 6 weeks go by and you haven't received a PLN, that means you need to write us and find out what the problem is.
Readers may recall in recent issues of PLN we reported that prisoncrats at the Pelican Bay control unit prison in California had been rejecting PLN for not having the addressee's cell number on it. Our publisher wrote the prison warden and the head of the CDC who responded with a snivel letter that Pelican Bay prisoners subscribe to a lot of publications and get a lot of mail that overworks the CDC lackeys, and having the cell numbers on the label makes their job easier (gee, maybe if prisoners weren't locked down 23 hrs. a day and had jobs and programming, they wouldn't read so much). But in any case, the warden stated the problem had been resolved and would not occur again and Pelican Bay readers would receive PLN without the cell numbers in the label.
We hope you enjoy this issue of PLN and share it with others after you are finished reading it. Please continue to send us your letters, articles and comments as we need your continuing feedback to know if we're on the right track.
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