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Needs Mail Stamping of Prisoner Mail Information

On November 1, 1993, Wisconsin Prisons started to stamp prisoner mail as originating in a prison. We filed for a temporary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. On October 28, 1993, the court came back with a dismissal order, stating it was not a violation of the prisoners constitutional rights. Is there any other PLN readers that would have information on this that we could use? If there is, could you please send it?
Randy Smith # 097993
P.O. Box 3310
Oshkosh, WI. 54903-3310

[Editor's Note: PLN receives mail from virtually every prison in the United States. Almost all the envelopes indicate the sender is either a prisoner or located in a prison/jail. Those prisons who do not are definitely in the minority nowadays. We recently received a letter similar to yours from prisoners in the California DOC which recently began a similar practice. This practice has been challenged in the courts and upheld as not infringing any constitutional right. Check out your West's Federal Digest for the citations. Not to be unduly pessimistic, but I don't think it is likely that a court will stop the practice given the current state of prisoner rights law.]

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