Before the Court was the appeal of eleven Massachusetts prisoners who challenged the prison regulation on First Amendment grounds. See: Moses v. Dennehy, 523 F.Supp 2d.57 (D. Mass. 2007).
The First Circuit held that “the district courts appropriately relied on the Commissioner’s affidavit to establish the requisite rational connection between the legitimate government interests articulated there and the chosen means of furthering them.” The other three factors of the Turner v. Safley, 107 S.Ct. 2254 (1987) serve only as further checks on the regulation’s reasonableness,” wrote the Court.
See: Josselyn v. Dennehy, 2009 US App Lexis 12272 (1st Cir. 2009).
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|Cite||2009 US App Lexis 12272 (1st Cir. 2009)|
|Level||Court of Appeals|