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Judge Allows Trial on Terrorist’s Challenge to Prison Rules – NY Times

According to a October 3, 2011 article in the New York Times, a federal judge has allowed a convicted terrorist to challenge orders that prevent him from nearly all communications with outsiders. The prisoner, Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, was convicted in 2001 of taking part in the 1998 bombing of the American Embassy in Tanzania.

Currently Mohamed is serving a life sentence in Florence, Colorado, where he is under what are known as "special administrative measures," or SAMs. Under these conditions, Mohamed has relatively unrestricted communication with his lawyers and courts. However, personal mail can be withheld for up to 60 days depending on which language it is written in. Traditionally, these methods are reserved for terrorism cases where the defendant has a "longstanding commitment to jihad."

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