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Prisoners argue right to document gang violence

Four prisoners being held for life or long terms at a Jessup prison argued in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court for their right to be photographed and interviewed by the media about a program they created to reduce gang violence.

Robert Morgan, Vincent Greco, Larry Bratt and Rashid Salih joined Assistant Attorney General Laura Mullally last week in a video conference from the Jessup Correctional Institution on a split screen in Judge Philip T. Caroom's Annapolis courtroom.

Microphones and monitors were embedded in the attorneys' tables, the bench and on a large wall monitor.

The inmates had been told last fall that because of a policy allowing victims or their families...