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Vol. 81/No. 42      November 13, 2017

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‘Militant’ overturns Florida prison ban

Florida prison authorities reversed their impoundment of our Sept. 11 issue. They had claimed that two front-page articles under the headline, “Socialist Workers Party: Protest Racist Attacks!” somehow threatened the “security, good order or discipline” of the prison system.

“This is a victory for the constitutional right of workers behind bars to read the literature of their choosing and follow politics in the U.S. and worldwide,” said Militant editor John Studer. “And a victory for the Militant’s right to reach its readers within prison walls.”

So far this year Florida’s prison Literature Review Committee has reversed bans on four issues of the Militant and upheld three.  
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