The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is protesting a decision by a Texas federal prison warden to bar journalists from interviewing incarcerated U.S. Air Force veteran Reality Winner.
In a May 29 letter to Warden Jody Upton at the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press legal director Katie Townsend asked Upton to reconsider his decision to bar CNN and a documentary filmmaker from interviewing Winner. The committee is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., that offers legal support to the news media.
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