Prison Legal News No Longer Banned in Galveston Jail
We told you last year about a suit filed by the owners of Prison Legal News, who said officials at the Galveston County Jail were banning their publication (and pretty much all others).
A settlement has been reached, and not only is PLN being delivered to prisoners, the county has purchased two five-year subscriptions and 17 self-help legal books for the jail's library.
"This is a significant victory for free speech rights," said Scott Medlock of the Prisoner's Rights Program of the Texas Civil Rights Project, who represented PLN. "Encouraging prisoners to read is one of the best ways to make sure when they're released that they stay out of jail."
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"Government officials should not be in the business of telling people what they can and cannot read," said PLN editor Paul Wright, "whether they are incarcerated or not, absent legitimate security concerns which were not present in this case."
PLN is an 21-year-old national publication out of Vermont that is "dedicated to protecting human rights in U.S. detention facilities."
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