Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - Published Opinions

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Mitchell: It is Unconstitutional for Prison Officials to Open Legal Mail Outside Inmate's Presence

 In Mitchell v. Duvall County et al., No. 19-14505 (Aug. 26, 2021) (Branch, Grant, Tjoflat), the Court re-affirmed that it clearly violates the First Amendment for prison officials to open an inmate’s legal mail outside of his presence.