Loaded on Jan. 15, 2012 published in Prison Legal News January, 2012, page 30
In July 2011, the Board of County Commissioners of Spokane County, Washington agreed to pay $230,000 to Prison Legal News to settle a federal lawsuit challenging unconstitutional restrictions on prisoners’ mail at the Spokane County Jail.
On September 1, 2010, new policies were enacted at the ...
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