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Livingston County Jail Mail Delivery Decision Upheld

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(WLNS) - The inmates at Livingston County jail will soon be able to receive more than just a post card in the mail.

A federal judge has re-affirmed an earlier order that mail from the American Civil Liberties Union must be delivered to county prisoners.

This all stemmed from the ACLU receiving no responses back from the two dozen letters sent to inmates back in February.

According to our media partners at WHMI last week a judge granted an injunction filed by the ACLU ordering that mail sent by the group to inmates must be delivered.

And now a federal judge has backed the claim.

Back in March the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint with the US District Court which challenged the jails policy of restricting

most of the prisoners incoming and outgoing mail to just post cards.

In fact the county claimed letters sent by the ACLU were solicitations and did not contain privileged content.

Now another federal judge has issued an order that mail from the ACLU is in fact considered legal mail and must be delivered to inmates.

Last week Livingston County's attorney filed an emergency motion to stay that ruling pending appeal.

That motion was denied last week.

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