Writing Help Is Out at Prison Law Libraries

From Times Wire Reports

Worrying inmates and civil liberties lawyers, Florida has gotten rid of computers and typewriters in its prison law libraries, meaning some prisoners will have to draw up legal appeals in longhand.

The Corrections Department removed the equipment last month, saying it was necessary to save money. But prisoner advocates believe the state wants to make it tougher for inmates to challenge their convictions, sentences and prison conditions.

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