Arizona Tries to Jail the Internet

Arizona Tries to Jail the Internet,
from Index on Censorship
The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a new Arizona law
that bans prisoners from accessing the Internet. The suit, on
behalf of three prisoner advocacy groups, argues that the law has a
chilling effect on free speech, and unfairly hampers the work of
prison reform organizations that rely on the Internet to
communicate with inmates. ‘Arizona’s attempts to restrict and
censor the content of advocacy organizations’ own Web sites
certainly violates the Constitution and establishes a troubling
precedent,’ says Ann Beeson, litigation director of the ACLU’s
Technology and Liberty Program, told Index on
Censorship.
‘Prisoners and the groups that choose to assist
them retain the same vital freedom of speech that all Americans
do.’
–Craig Cox
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