Feds' request: Let us take on jail that bans all books except the Bible
The US Justice Department is asking a federal judge in South Carolina to allow it to intervene in a lawsuit against a sheriff who allegedly forbids prisoners in his jail from receiving books, magazines, or printed materials other than copies of the King James version of the Bible.
Berkeley County Sheriff H. Wayne DeWitt denies that restrictions imposed at the county lockup in Moncks Corner, S.C., rise to the level of a constitutional violation or violate US law.
He maintains that any actions taken at the jail are justified to preserve health and safety, and to further the pursuit of âlegitimate penological objectives.â...
When I first read this article, I had to walk away and consider.
First, I observed the source and wondered why are they trying to start a slanted debate. No, probably not the right question; maybe What agenda are they trying to promote or demote from popular opinion? I wonder?
I have an opinion as to the right and wrong of it, or rather the wickedness of it, but it has never been a very popular opinion on this sight. So I'll end with that comment.