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Attorneys say state prison policy on legal mail has stymied communication with clients

BY: - February 19, 2019

A lengthy back-and-forth on copiers and paper jams isn’t the most compelling courtroom drama, but it gets to the heart of a lawsuit against the state Corrections Department and its new legal mail policy. After a statewide prison lockdown last fall, the Department of Corrections instituted sweeping changes designed to keep drugs out of its […]

The ACLU is taking Pennsylvania’s corrections department to court over copy-and-save legal mail policy

BY: - February 18, 2019

According to the ACLU, "Pennsylvania is the first and still only state prison system in the country to copy and store legal mail."