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Procunier v. Martinez

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I have attached the case to Procunier v. Martinez for your review as well as the actual word document Case Brief. This is a great landmark case for California and the First Amendment. Thank you for using Brainmass.

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Case Brief
Procunier v. Martinez, 416 U.S. 396 (1974)

FACTS: Class action was brought on behalf of all inmates at penal institutions under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Corrections challenging prisoner mail censorship regulations and the ban against the use of law students and legal paraprofessionals to conduct attorney-client interviews with inmates.

The three-judge United States District Court of Northern District California, 354 F.Supp. 1092, entered judgment and held that the California Department of Correction rules prohibiting inmates from sending or receiving certain kinds of letters were in violation of the First Amendment rights of prisoners in that the regulations permitted censoring of lawful expressions without any apparent ...

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