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.READ MORE: Michigan Legislature OKs School Accounts Destined For Veto
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.READ MORE: HUD Official Tours Detroit, Sees City's Use Of Federal Funds
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.MORE NEWS: High Stakes Meeting, No. 6 Michigan vs No. 8 Michigan State
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