Certain mail an inmate sends or receives can be classified as privileged. Usually this would include mail between the inmate and his attorney, government officials, courts, the Governor, news media for news related purposes and a few others. If it is in-coming mail the mail will be opened in front of the inmate. The person opening the mail will only look for contraband. They won’t read the letter. If it is out-going mail it won’t be opened.