News update: Victory won in overturning Indiana prison ban

By Brian Williams
June 14, 2021

Shortly after going to press June 9, the Militant was informed by Indiana prison authorities that the ban on issues of the paper withheld from subscriber Kevin “Rashid” Johnson had been overturned.
“I agree with you that censoring’ images of guns’ is too broad in the context of safety and security of our IDOC facilities,” Anna Levitt, senior attorney of operations for the Indiana Department of Correction, wrote to Militant attorney David Goldstein. “I believe there is historical significance to the images your newspaper contains, and I will be instructing Wabash Valley Correctional Facility to release the censored newspaper.”
This victory comes on the heels of the Militant’s victory against banning the paper in Florida prisons. There will be a full report on the victory in the Militant printed June 16.