University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Johnson v. Avery"
Date Feb 24, 1969
Author Oyez
External Link https://www.oyez.org/cases/1968/40
Abstract Petitioner, a Tennessee prisoner, was disciplined for violating a prison regulation which prohibited inmates from assisting other prisoners in preparing writs. The District Court held the regulation void because it had the effect of barring illiterate prisoners from access to federal habeas corpus and conflicted with 28 U.S.C. ยง 2242. The Court of Appeals reversed, finding that the State's interest in preserving prison discipline and limiting the practice of law to attorneys justified any burden the regulation might place on access to federal habeas corpus.
Source Oyez


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case Johnson v. Avery (PC-TN-0014)

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