MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) – The Macomb County sheriff’s department has loosened its restrictions on inmate mail.

Prison Legal News filed a federal lawsuit in June, saying the jail’s policy amounted to censorship of its monthly journal and other correspondence.

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Personal mail to the jail in Mount Clemens had been restricted to 5-inch by 7-inch postcards and magazine subscriptions were restricted to a list of 12 titles. The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports Sheriff Anthony Wickersham wouldn’t say whether the change was in response to the lawsuit.

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Prison Legal News still wants an injunction on the more-restrictive policy. The Detroit Free Press reports a hearing is Sept. 30.

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Jail officials had said the mail policy was designed to cut down on contraband and reduce the time it took officers to screen mailings and publications.
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