Once Fallen's Informational CorrLinks Newsletter (The ICoN)
About the ICoN
The Informational CorrLinks Newsletter (aka ICoN) is a FREE, text-only newsletter that can be sent to inmates who have access
to CorrLinks, an email system currently used in federal prisons as well as some state prisons in Iowa, Oklahoma, and Minnesota.
Corrlinks does not allow people to send PDF files or pictures, and has a 12,500 CHARACTER (not word, but letter, number,
punctuation and space count), making traditional newsletters difficult to send via emails. This is why Once Fallen has worked, in
cooperation with inmates who have access to CorrLinks, to create a newsletter with CorrLinks users specifically in mind.
(It seems the Corrlinks character limit may be shorter depending on where the inmate is using the service)
Please note that Wisconsin charges me 10 cents per email so my services to Wisconsin may be interrupted at times.
Inside the ICoN
The ICoN's mission is to keep incarcerated "sex offenders" informed of important news and other information related to treatment
and about the laws the may face upon reentry into society. These are the kinds of articles you'll find in the newsletter:
In addition, Once Fallen will answer inmate inquiries and offer some information whenever possible. Once Fallen DOES NOT
provide attorney services for appeals/ lawyer referrals/ legal aid/ sentencing issues or people finder/ penpal/ mail forwarding
functions, but will try to assist inmates in obtaining useful info as much as possible. Due to limited resources, I suggest downloading
back issues and sending them to loved ones rather than request I send them info to save on time and costs.
HOW TO GET THE ICoN
CORRLINKS USERS can email me directly at email@example.com in order to automatically receive new ICoNs once they
are released. I no longer offer back-issue service via Corrlinks, however. I suggest consolidated volumes for back issues in a more
convenient format, but are only offered through the mail.
Please note that the ICoN is a text-only newsletter which is optimized for easy cut-and-paste, and will always be less than 13,000
characters in length (that is roughly three to four pages). Thus, those who have loved ones with access to other email services can
easily cut-and-paste this info may be able to receive the ICoN as well.
I do not send out reminders on the outside when newsletters are published. I generally release them around the first of each month.
Check back here for the latest editions.
ICoN USE POLICY & COSTS
The ICoN is intellectual property of Once Fallen (Derek W. Logue) and the use of the newsletter is intended for personal, non-
commercial use (i.e., any use except for-profit publication). Thus, intended to be freely disseminated to anyone who wants a copy.
Once Fallen DOES NOT CHARGE for the electronic version of ICoN, so let us know if any organization or person is charging for
this newsletter (outside cost of paper and postage).
However, Once Fallen WILL request compensation for any requests for information by mail, as it costs money for paper and
postage. Generally, I merely ask inmates with requests send stamps to cover mailing costs and expect to wait between 2-8 weeks for
any special requests by mail. See my CONTACT ME page for my contact info.
OTHER POPULAR PRISONER RESOURCES
If you were sent to this page from an inmate seeking specific resources, the most popular requested resources that I print out and
ship are listed below. I print copies of the Relief From the Registry and th Registry/ Residency Laws spreadsheets at a cost of two
stamps per spreadsheet. If you print them yourself, I suggest you set your printer to double-sided printing and "Fit to Page" to save
A NOTE ON PUBLISHING ESSAYS
I receive a lot of inmate mail, and many write in hopes of getting stories published. I DO NOT offer inmate story publishing at this
time; running even one blog on behalf of a single prisoner has taken a lot of my time. Thankfully, the “American Prison Writing
Archive” is publishing prisoner essays, having published over 2000 essays to date. Since I have neither the time nor the resources to
engage in a similar project, I encourage you to send your essays to:
The American Prison Writing Archive, c/o Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323-1218
or have someone download the form from https://www.dhinitiative.org/projects/apwa
All issues of the ICoN will be posted here. Feel free to download them and share them. The print versions are in .docx format (i.e.,
Microsoft Word). You need a word processing software that can read Microsoft Word documents to view the newsletters.
INTRODUCTION TO THE ICoN
Consolidated Volumes: These contain condensed versions containing all articles (except time-dated announcements) from multiple
newsletters at once (I request 2 stamps per copy of each consolidated volume I'm asked to print). Because I update the info in the
consolidated volumes and not on the individual issues (as past individual issues may have announcements for events that have long
since passed), and due to limited space in prisoner's lockers, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you
INDIVIDUAL ISSUES OF THE ICoN
Individual issues of the ICon are posted here every month. Because of space constraints for prisoners and because back issues are
not updated, for older issues we suggest you print out and send consolidated issues as listed above.
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|NOTICE REGARDING ICON'S EXTERNAL RESOURCE LISTS
At the end of pat ICoNs, I added a resource list. As of July 2018, I have removed the list from newsletters because some
resources are banned from prisons and even the ICoN can be rejected just by mentioning the other resources. The
resource list will now be found only in my Intro to the ICoN ("Volume 0"), and I will be altering downloads on this page to
reflect the changes. Sorry for the inconvenience.