issued a Memorandum Opinion containing findings of fact and conclusions of law on April 5, 1972, it is this 11th day of April, 1972, hereby
1. That the first two sentences of paragraph 4(b)(6) of the Bureau of Prisons Policy Statement 1220.1A dated, February 11, 1972, prohibiting all interviews by members of the press with inmates in the custody of the Bureau, are in violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
2. That defendants' denials of permission to plaintiffs to interview identified inmates at the federal correctional institutions in Danbury, Connecticut, and Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, made in reliance on Policy Statement 1220.1A, were in violation of the First Amendment.
3. That under the First Amendment, subject to reasonable restrictions as to time and place, the press has a right of access to interview confidentially and without censorship any inmate of a federal correctional institution who consents to be interviewed, except where it is determined that serious administrative or disciplinary problems are likely to result from the particular interview sought; and it is hereby
1. That defendants and personnel of the Federal Bureau of Prisons subject to their direction and control, are hereby enjoined from enforcing the blanket prohibition of press interviews with inmates contained in the first two sentences of paragraph 4(b)(6) of the Bureau of Prison's Policy Statement 1220.1A, dated February 11, 1972.
2. That defendants shall issue not later than 30 days from the date of this Order new rules governing press interviews with inmates in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Such rules shall satisfy the following conditions:
a. The rules shall establish a general policy of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to permit, subject to reasonable restrictions as to time and place, confidential, uncensored press interviews with any inmates willing to be interviewed.
b. If the rules authorize any exception to the general policy, the exception shall be precisely drawn to prohibit an interview only where it can be established as a matter of probability on the basis of actual experience that serious administrative or disciplinary problems are, in the judgment of the prison administrators directly concerned, likely to be created by the interview because of either the demonstrated behavior of the inmate concerned or special conditions existing at the inmate's institution at the particular time the interview is requested.
3. That between the date of this Order and the issuance of the new regulations, defendants shall consider on an individual basis requests by the press to interview inmates who may be willing to be interviewed, and if such inmates are willing to be interviewed defendants shall grant such interviews except where it can be established that serious administrative or disciplinary problems would be created by the interview sought.