LDS bishop, inmates sue over Cache County jail’s mail policy

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Mormon bishop and three inmates are suing Cache County over a policy that limits jail mail privileges to sending and receiving postcards. The suit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Salt Lake City on behalf of the inmates, some who have since been released. It claims prisoners must either stop writing or risk divulging personal information to anyone handling the mail. LDS Bishop Bert Sainsbury of Logan says the policy that started in February has hampered his ability to talk about private spiritual matters with inmates. County officials say the policy was aimed at reducing contraband that might come in a letter and to cut postage costs. Inmates can still send and receive letters to and from their attorneys. Cache County officials didn’t immediately return telephone calls Thursday.

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