CNET reported that Mark Nixon, an inmate at the Mahanoy prison, an all-male, medium-security prison in Schuylkill County, Pa., filed a federal civil rights lawsuit after prison officials rules that printouts of Facebook pages sent via U.S. Mail were “unacceptable correspondence.”
The court agreed with the prison officials, according to CNET, ruling that:
Inmates’ right to receive and send mail can be restricted for legitimate penological interests.
The ruling went on to say that not having access to printouts from Facebook did not affect Nixon’s “ability to access the courts to challenge his sentence or conditions of confinement,” and that the incident he filed suit over was “a single, isolated interference with his personal mail.”
Readers: Which side do you believe is correct in this dispute?
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