FJI Joins as Amicus in Prison Legal News First Amendment Case

FJI joined an amicus brief filed in Prison Legal News’ First Amendment Challenge to Pinal County Jail policies on publications.  Although the court in the Pinal case found that the Jail had been censoring PLN’s books and magazines, it refused to grant injunctive relief because the Jail had changed its policy and had indicated that it would not continue to censor PLN’s materials.  PLN has appealed to the Ninth Circuit.  The purpose of the amicus brief is to demonstrate how jails and prisons often times go back on their word when they promise to discontinue and unconstitutional practice, thereby demonstrating the need for a preliminary injunction.

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