The ACLU is accusing the Arizona Department of Corrections of violating the First Amendment rights of inmates in the state’s prisons. Chokehold: Policing Black Men is a book by former prosecutor Paul Butler that calls for significant changes in the criminal justice system. The ACLU said Butler’s publisher received a notice from ADC that the book would not be allowed in Arizona prisons. ACLU staff attorney Emerson Sykes said ADC did not provide any explanation as to why the book was a threat to the safety and security of prison operation.
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