Procunier v. Martinez

PETITIONER:Raymond K. Procunier, Director, California Department of Corrections, et al.
RESPONDENT:Robert Martinez, et al.
LOCATION:California State Prison, San Quentin

DOCKET NO.: 72-1465
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1972-1975)

CITATION: 416 US 396 (1974)
ARGUED: Dec 03, 1973
DECIDED: Apr 29, 1974

W. Eric Collins – for appellants
William Bennett Turner – for appellees

Facts of the case

William Robert Martinez served the sentence in the California State Prison located in San Quentin, California. The Department of Corrections of the State established prescriptions that censored that correspondence could be referred to the criminal activity or were indecent, libelous, and offensive or others similar to the opinions of the officials. They also forbade students of law faculties and legal specialist to interrogate or interview the jailers.