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Judge rules prison censorship irrational (access required)

Playboy fine, Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ too racy?

In an opinion replete with literary quotations and references, Senior U.S. District Judge James C. Turk last month overturned a Virginia prison policy that allowed Playboy magazine for inmates while banning famous literary works. Quoting Walt Whitman, James Joyce, and the Bible, Turk concluded the policy was an “exaggerated response” to the state’s legitimate concerns and ...