What types of Photos are allowed? (Photo Policy)

When sending photos to Inmates in Canada Correctional Centres via the Synergy Tablets, the following rules apply:

Friend and Family Profile Photos

Your profile photo is a photo you upload and set as the profile image on your account.  There are special rules for this photo:


  • Face must be visible and recognizable
  • Head coverings if face is visible and recognizable

Not Allowed

  • Gang signs / hand signals
  • Nudity, suggestive or lewd behaviour, content or gestures
  • Printed signs or messages
  • Text on the picture
  • Cartoons or photos of other photos (cars, pets, etc.)
  • Weapons, drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Violence or depictions of violence
  • Memes
  • Collages

Friends and Family Gallery Photos

Images you send to Inmates are displayed in the Inmate’s photo gallery.  These rules apply to any photo you are sending to an inmate:

Not Allowed

  1. Minors that are not fully clothed (including swimsuits)
  2. Nudity
  3. Suggestive content or gestures or lewd behaviour
  4. Photos in lingerie / underwear
  5. Weapons or replicas of any sort
  6. Drugs and/or drug paraphernalia
  7. Violent activity or depictions of violence
  8. Photos of text messages
  9. Photos of social media posts
  10. Photos with added text
  11. Photos displaying gang signs or hand signals
  12. Depictions of gang paraphernalia, or photos of gang drawings
  13. Photos of tattoos
  14. Memes
  15. Collages
  16. Glorification of criminal behaviour.

Photos which do not fit a category above, but are questionable in any way will be denied.


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