If it weren’t for their advocacy, we’d never be able to get Louisiana’s prison inmates properly radicalized by the Nation of Islam.
A federal appeals court has ruled that Louisiana state prisons can’t justify banning inmates from receiving copies of a newspaper published by the Nation of Islam.
A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge’s ruling that the David Wade Correctional Center must deliver copies of The Final Call newspaper to Henry Leonard, a convicted murderer.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana backed Leonard’s claims that the Homer prison violated his right to free exercise of religion.
Prison officials argued the newspaper contains racist rhetoric that could provoke an outbreak of violence, but the appeals court said “objectionable” material could be deleted without banning the entire newspaper.
At least somebody at the prison gets to go through that fishwrap with a Sharpie and redact so much of it as to make it unintelligible. Which they undoubtedly will.
What’s in The Final Call?
Here’s the website. A sampling of the headlines…
‘Wake up or die in your sleep!’
Hard Work or Hardly Working? How White People Got So Rich Part I
Ten reasons why the U.S. war in Libya is a CIA operation
Naturally, it’s important to deliver this swill to convicted murderers in our prisons. Wonderful work the ACLU is doing.