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PLN v. GEO Group, IN, Consent Injunction, censorship, 2015

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Case 1:14-cv-01957-JMS-DKL Document 23 Filed 01/22/15 Page 1 of 2 PageID #: 86

PRISON LEGAL NEWS, a project of
THE GEO GROUP, INC., et al.,


No. 1:14-cv-1957-JMS-DKL

Order Entering Consent Injunction
The parties having filed their Stipulation to Enter Consent Injunction, and the Court
having reviewed the matter, and being duly advised, finds that the consented to injunction should
be entered, and
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the defendants are permanently enjoined as follows:
Defendants are enjoined from rejecting Prison Legal News at the New Castle
Correctional Facility and from preventing prisoners at the facility from receiving the
publication on the basis that it contains advertisements for goods or services, otherwise
lawful, which are prohibited by DOC rules.
In the event that Defendants prevent prisoners at the facility from receiving any
publication in the future, with publication defined as any book, booklet, pamphlet,
magazine, periodical, or newsletter, Defendants agree to provide the sender of that
rejected publication with a notification letter so as to inform the sender about the
rejection of the publication. Defendants’ notification letter shall state the reason for the
rejection and shall identify the name and date of the rejected publication, the name(s) of
the prisoner(s) who were not allowed to receive the rejected publication, and shall
provide the publisher or sender with an opportunity to appeal the rejection of the
publication to the Defendant’s Eastern Regional Director of Operations.

Defendants shall post a copy of the Consent Injunction in the inmates’ living areas for a
period of 90 days and shall maintain a copy of it in the New Castle law library.

Case 1:14-cv-01957-JMS-DKL Document 23 Filed 01/22/15 Page 2 of 2 PageID #: 87

Defendants shall conduct a live training session wherein all New Castle mailroom staff persons
are provided a copy of the Consent Injunction and are trained on the subject of the Consent
Injunction Defendants shall, through their counsel, certify compliance with this provision in
writing within 90 days of the entry of this order.
In light of the parties' stipulation, Plaintiff's Motion for Premilinary Injunction [dkt. 8] is

January 22, 2015

Hon. Jane Magnus-Stinson, Judge
United States District Court
Southern District of Indiana


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