Jail Mail

By: AP
By: AP
Court won

Credit: MGN Online

An appeals court won't stop the delivery of mail at the Livingston County jail from the American Civil Liberties Union.
The court last week refused to intervene in an injunction ordered by a Detroit federal judge. The jail is required to accept mail sent to inmates from the ACLU.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit over the jail's policy of limiting most incoming and outgoing mail to postcards. Jail officials say they're suspicious about mass mailings.
The appeals court says jails can adopt restrictions based on security. But the court says mail from lawyers typically gets greater protection under the First Amendment.
Separately, Livingston County is being sued over its refusal to distribute a journal titled Prison Legal News.


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