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Conservative law firm demands ministers see prisoners

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Posted at 7:54 AM, Apr 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-01 08:54:39-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm is demanding state corrections officials relax their COVID-19 protocols and allow ministers to visit prison inmates.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty sent a letter Thursday to Department of Corrections Secretary Kevin Carr complaining that the department's no-visitors policy includes volunteer ministers and therefore violates inmates' right to exercise their religion under Wisconsin law and the U.S. Constitution.

The firm demands the department restore prisoners' rights or face a lawsuit.

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