Thursday, April 5, 2012

Convict Journos Entitled to Bylines Under New Bureau of Prisons Rule

Central office of the Federal Bureau of Prison...Central office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Beginning May 3, avid readers of prisoner publications will know the names of the incarcerated scribes, Courthouse News Service reports.

The federal Bureau of Prisons adopted a rule it previously introduced in 2010 on an interim basis that will allow cons to have bylines on their stories. In 2007, a federal judge in Colorado held that the First Amendment rights of jailhouse journalists were being violated by rules proscribing bylines on prison paper stories.

"TUOL" wonders if convict columnists will have front- and side-view photos accompanying their work.
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