Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ACLU Says Bureau Of Prisons Again Attempting To Illegally Ban Religious Material

ACLU Says Bureau Of Prisons Again Attempting To Illegally Ban Religious Material (3/17/2009)

WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union today filed formal comments opposing a proposed rule by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) that would illegally empower prison officials to ban vital religious works from prison chapel libraries, despite a law passed last year prohibiting them from doing so. The proposed rule, which would allow material to be banned based on a mere determination that it "could…suggest" violence or criminal behavior, directly contradicts the Second Chance Act which places strict limits on what material BOP officials may outlaw.


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