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I. In Denver, Colorado on August 3 rd , 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Colorado sued Boulder County Jail officials for enacting an unconstitutional policy barring prisoners from sending letters to people in the free world. According to the class action lawsuit filed, the postcard-only policy has forced prisoners to abandon important information to anyone either who will handle or see a postcard. As a result, gay prisoners have been unable to express themselves when writing to their intimate partners. Those who wish to share an inspirational religious tract, or a clipping from a newspaper
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Unformatted text preview: or magazine, are forbidden from doing so. The ACLU's lawsuit was filed on behalf of five individual prisoners who represent a class of current and future prisoners subject to the postcard-only policy. II. I think that the prisoners should be able to send information to other people, but it should be checked before it is handed to them. It needs to be checked because they need to make sure that the information is related to any crime. The ACLU is right for doing this, but they need to put some type of limitation to what they can put on the letter or postcard....
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