University of Pittsburgh

William Luneberg on Establishment of "Communication Management Units" Within Prisons

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March 13, 2011
Professor William Luneberg discussed the apparently illegal establishment of "Communication Management Units" within prisons by the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).  These units tightly restrict the telephone, visiting, and even letter writing privileges of inmates who are thought to have some connection to terrorism.  According to Professor Luneberg's comments in The Nation, the BOP failed to follow the Administrative Procedure Act when it proposed and established the units.  “It is not a normal thing for agencies legally bound by the APA to propose some new program, to start through the public rule-making process and then basically not complete it, and then to decide to go ahead and do it on their own.” Link
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