Clipped From The Daily Spectrum
Prison paper OK'd SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah Corrections Director Gary De-Land has overruled the warden and will allow inmates to publish a newspaper at the state prison. Distribution of the Blue Collar Advocate was stopped after it was deemed "a security risk," according to a written response to an inmate grievance filed by editor John Hicks. Hicks started the newspaper earlier this year without the use of prison facilities. Editorial material was sent out and finished co pies of the Advocate were mailed back to the prison. In April, that distribution was halted. Gerald Cook, director of institutional operations, said he was unaware of any inmate publication and Warden Eldon Barnes had "no comment" when asked by The Tribune if the paper existed.