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New Jersey Cancels Ban pn Prisoner Interviews

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· Story link The New Jersey’s Department of Corrections cancelled its five month old ban on reporter interviews with inmates.…

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The New Jersey’s Department of Corrections cancelled its five month old ban on reporter interviews with inmates. The ban was initially instituted for “security” reason. Courts have held that the media has no First Amendment right of access to prisoners but most states allow interviews. (6/15/06)