Court: Nacogdoches prisoner deserved punishment - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Court: Nacogdoches prisoner deserved punishment

A vulgar note written on toilet paper by a Texas inmate and sent to a prosecutor is not constitutionally protected free speech.

      The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower ruling in saying administrators were within their authority when they docked George Morgan 15 days of good time credits.

      Morgan is serving a 23-year term from Nacogdoches County for possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

      Morgan had sent the note to a female assistant Texas attorney general.

      Morgan in 2005, reacting to a state motion to have his appeal dismissed, mailed her the toilet paper. The note told her essentially to use the paper it for its intended purpose and also what he thought of her motion to dismiss.

      Then he signed it.

      Morgan remains in prison in South Texas -- at the Stevenson Unit outside Cuero.

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