Judge Rules Livingston Jail Must Allow Mail From ACLU

HOWELL, Mich. (AP) – A federal judge says the Livingston County jail must deliver mail to inmates from the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in March challenging the constitutionality of the jail’s policy of restricting most incoming and outgoing mail to postcards.

WHMI-FM says Judge Denise Page Hood last week granted an injunction filed by the ACLU, ordering that mail sent by the group to inmates must be delivered. It follows a temporary injunction she granted last month.

The ACLU complained it got no response to two-dozen letters sent in February.

According to the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, the county’s attorney filed an emergency motion to stay Hood’s injunction pending appeal. No court date to hear that motion had been set as of Friday.

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