Denver Post columnist Susan Greene points out that the federal supermax prison in Florence, Colo., has cancelled its subscriptions to her paper. The new warden there, Blake Davis, cancelled the 78 copies of the Post and opted for USA Today, a spokesman said.
Greene writes, “Officials strain to limit information about the 490-bed prison whose use of long-term solitary confinement is decried by human-rights groups worldwide. Journalists aren’t allowed to visit or interview inmates. A government we know to be capable of other forms of torture tells us virtually nothing about how it’s treating its prisoners here in our back yard. That’s why access to the paper matters.”