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Regulation of an Inmate’s Access to the Media

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So long as the Bureau of Prisons’ decision to regulate an inmate’s access to the news media is reasonably related to the legitimate penological interests articulated in the applicable regulations, the Bureau of Prisons may bar face-to-face media interviews or videotaped media interviews with an inmate, or place other reasonable conditions and restrictions on such interviews.

Updated July 9, 2014