In Deep Doo-Doo: A Texas Prisoner's "Vulgar Pen" Is Not Protected From Penalty
So happens the state didn't take kindly to the note and docked Morgan 15 days of so-called "good time credit." He's been appealing that particular ruling ever since, claiming that "the First Amendment protects his vulgar pen from penalty and that the Fourteenth Amendment protects his good time credits from loss." Alas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit disagrees with Morgan, ruling on Monday that the letter was "unsolicited, harassing, and resembled a threat." Reminds me of this one time in 1992 when someone mailed back one of my Jackopierce reviews, which they had used as toilet paper. The sentiment was similar.