Scales of Justice

Divided Federal Appeals Panel Reinstates Prisoner Rights Group’s First Amendment Challenge to Jail’s Postcard-Only Policy

A prisoner rights group had its First Amendment claim against an Arkansas county’s ban on inmate mail other than postcards reinstated by a divided federal appeals court panel. The panel reasoned that the district court needed to make factual findings on whether there were other ways the prisoner rights group could have communicated with the inmates.  

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