This class action lawsuit was filed in February 2013 against the Sheriff for Flagler County to challenge the Jail’s Postcard-Only Mail Policy.  Pursuant to the Policy, Jail officials would not deliver to inmates letters or messages from their family and friends that were enclosed in envelopes.  Instead, family and friends had to write to inmates on approved postcards.  Additionally, Jail officials would not mail messages from inmates that contained “obscene language” (including ordinary swear words) or letters that exceeded two sheets of paper.  Finally, Jail officials would not consistently provide notice to family and friends of inmates when their correspondence was intercepted.  The former Sheriff Donald W. Fleming instituted the Postcard-Only Mail Policy in January 2010.  In January 2013, Sheriff Fleming left office and a new Sheriff, Jim Manfre, was elected.

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