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California Legislature Approves Prisoner Interview Bills

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The California Legislature approved two bills that override Department of Corrections restrictions on reporters seeking to interview prisoners. The bills…

The California Legislature approved two bills that override Department of Corrections restrictions on reporters seeking to interview prisoners. The bills allow reporters to take pens, pencils, notepads, and television cameras and radio equipment to the interviews. Both Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his predecessor vetoed similar bills, arguing that the attention would turn criminals into celebrities. (9/9/05)

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