Maryland Drops Plan to Halt Drug Smuggling by Banning Letters to Prisoners
Washington Post
July 20, 2016

“Maryland corrections officials have withdrawn a controversial proposal for the first statewide ban on letters sent to inmates — an attempt to stop smuggling of a difficult-to-detect drug that has become a problem for jails and prisons nationwide.

“The state’s Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen T. Moyer proposed the ban last month but said Wednesday that he had dropped the request. Lawmakers and civil liberties advocates called the ban an extreme and unconstitutional move that would have deprived inmates of contact with loved ones.”

Read article

Get the newsletter