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Prohibited Items


  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Ammunition
  • Aerosols or any spray device
  • Batteries
  • Bingo Markers
  • Box cutters
  • Brass Knuckles
  • Bug Spray
  • Bullets (anything resembling or similar)
  • Cameras / Recording Devices
  • Can Openers of any kind, including P38’s
  • Cans - aluminum and metal
  • Camera phones*
  • Cell phones*
  • Chains
  • Cigarette Lighters/Matches
  • Combs - metal or rattail
  • Cord-like Objects, including ropes, chains, straps, heavy belts, and wires
  • Curling Irons
  • Darts
  • Dental Floss
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Explosive Materials or Objects
  • Flatware (which includes knives, forks or spoons)
  • Glass or Mirrors of any kind, including glass bottles of any kind
  • Guns or replicas of guns
  • Grease Pencil
  • Hair Clippers
  • Hair Spray
  • Handcuffs
  • Headphones (with cords)
  • Heavy Metal Objects
  • Highlighters or Markers*
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Knives (any kind)
  • Laptop Computers
  • Large Bags of any kind, including: duffle bags, backpacks, oversize purses
  • Large Perfume Bottles
  • Laser Pointer
  • Mace, Pepper Spray
  • Master Locks
  • Nail Clippers / Metal nail files
  • Needles of any kind, except with medical documentation
  • Noisemakers of any kind
  • Paints of any kind
  • Pagers
  • Palm Pilots*
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Radios (or headsets)
  • Razors or Razor Blades
  • Safety Pins
  • Scissors
  • Screwdrivers
  • Spikes
  • Staplers or Staple removers
  • Stick or cane style umbrellas
  • Tools of any sort (which includes hammers, saw, measuring tape, etc.)
  • Tweezers
  • Video Games, giga pets, gameboys, etc.
  • Weapon-like objects, including bats, clubs, batons, irons
  • Weapons, including toys or replicas**
  • Whistles

* Except for attorneys with a current Bar Card and media with valid credentials
** Except for law enforcement with valid credentials

PLEASE NOTE: Other items deemed dangerous by Third Circuit Court security personnel will also be prohibited. All surrendered items will be confiscated and not returned. This notice is made pursuant to MCR 8.110 and the inherent authority of the Chief Judge to insure the safety and security of the Court and those in attendance.