Jail Sued Over Reading Material

Friday, October 8, 2010
A South Carolina County Sheriff, Wayne DeWitt and county jail officials are being sued over denying inmates access to reading materials other than the Bible. The lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Charleston by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the plaintiff, Prison Legal News, alleges that the jail does not deliver publications to inmate cells, violating the First Amendment right of free speech.

"Many detainees are held at the Detention Center -- and thus deprived of all access to magazines, newspapers and books other than the Bible -- for months and years on end," the lawsuit alleges.

The litigation goes on to say copies of the magazine and other materials from that company were returned stamped "Info not allowed," "Book not allowed" and "Magazines not allowed."

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