Justices Say States May Limit Prison Visitors

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http://www.freep.com/news/mich/pris17_20030617.htm State policies limiting prison inmates rights to see visitors got a green light from the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday. The unanimous ruling rejected a challenge to restrictions in Michigan that have been eased since they were first challenged in court. The Detroit Free Press says that the state has allowed underage siblings to visit prisoners since 2001, and last year added underage nieces and nephews. Noncontact visits were resumed for prisoners with substance abuse violations. "Withdrawing visitation privileges is . . .

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