Department Of Justice

Inmate Communication With News Media: Removal of Byline Regulations

April 3, 2012 - 77 FR 19932 - RIN: 1120-AB49 - Download Full Notice: Text | PDF

In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes an interim rule published April 23, 2010, regarding inmate contact with the community which deleted two previous Bureau regulations that prohibited inmates from publishing under a byline, due to a recent court ruling invalidating Bureau regulation language containing this prohibition.

Agency Contact: Sarah Qureshi, Office of General Counsel, Bureau of Prisons, phone (202) 307-2105.

This rule is final. Its effective date is May 3, 2012.


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