HOWELL, Mich. (AP) – The Livingston County jail in southeastern Michigan must continue to allow inmates to get mail from the American Civil Liberties Union.
A federal appeals court refused to overturn an injunction ordered by a judge last year.READ MORE: Ford, DTE Energy Announce Plan To Increase Solar Power In Michigan
The ACLU’s Michigan branch filed a lawsuit after it got no response to two dozen letters sent to inmates. At the time, jail administrator Tom Cremonte said staff doesn’t deliver legal mail to inmates unless it’s from a lawyer who is representing an inmate.READ MORE: Petition Calls On Automakers To Cease Business With Suppliers That Use Hexavalent Chromium
Cremonte says the jail gets suspicious about mass mailings.
But the appeals court, in a 3-0 decision Tuesday, says the “sweeping scope” of the jail’s “arbitrary policies” violates the First Amendment.MORE NEWS: CBS Mornings' Gayle King Visits Detroit, Motown Museum
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