Resource: PLN Challenges Postcard-only Policy at Florida Jail

By: Prison Legal News

January 15, 2014

On December 17, 2013, Prison Legal News filed suit in federal court against St. Lucie County, Florida Sheriff Ken J. Mascara; the lawsuit alleges unconstitutional censorship based on a policy at the county jail that prohibits prisoners from receiving letters, books and magazines. Aside from legal mail, the policy dictates that nothing but postcards will be delivered to prisoners, without notifying the senders about their right to challenge such censorship.