Another victory for Texas!

According to The Houston Chronicle: State prison officials reversed course today on restricting death row visitors who have traveled more than 300 miles to 1 special 8-hour visit per trip. Special visits, which consist of two four-hour sessions on consecutive days, are permitted once a month. But long-distance travellers who arrive late in a month will be allowed to “piggyback” a second visit early in the next month, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Michelle Lyons said ... The restriction on multiple visits had raised concerns among European death row activists, scores of whom visit condemned prisons in American prisons. Sandrine Ageorges, a French death penalty opponent, began circulating a petition opposing visiting restrictions.

Thanks to TMN for breaking the news!

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