Lawsuit Challenges Jail Policy Banning Newspapers

Lawsuit Challenges Jail Policy Banning Newspapers

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A lawsuit has been filed challenging the Cache County Jail's policy of banning inmates from receiving newspapers through subscription.

Inmates John Morris Kinter and Stan King jointed the Salt Lake City Weekly, a weekly alternative newspaper, in challenging the ban in U.S. District Court.

City Weekly contends the policy serves no legitimate penological interest and is a violation of the constitutional right to free expression.

Kinter and King joined the lawsuit after they said jail personnel rejected their request to subscribe by mail to their hometown newspapers, West County Times in Richmond, Calif., and The Salt Lake Tribune.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday seeks reversal of the ban and unspecified monetary damages.

Cache County Attorney N. George Daines was out of the office Thursday at the state bar convention, and not immediately available for comment.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast