Jul 1, 2005


Fri Jul 01 2005 22:41:39 ET

Matthew Cooper of TIME and Judith Miller of the NEW YORK TIMES, who have been held in contempt for refusing to testify about their confidential sources, filed court papers Friday asking to be sentenced to home confinement or to particular federal prisons if they must be jailed

. Cooper asked not to be sent to the default facility for people held in civil contempt in Washington, the District of Columbia jail. 'Confinement in the D.C. jail,' Cooper's lawyers wrote, 'would subject Mr. Cooper, a nonviolent, noncriminal journalist, to a dangerous maximum security lockup already overcrowded with a mix of convicted offenders and other detainees awaiting criminal trials.'

Cooper asked to be sent to the federal prison camp in Cumberland, Md., if home confinement is not an option

. In her papers, Saturday's NYT reports, Miller asked for 'very restrictive home detention' if confinement is required, including an electronic bracelet and excluding Internet access and cellular phones.

In the alternative, she asked to be sent to the federal prison camp for women in Danbury, Conn.
Developing...Lawrence O'Donnel on McLaughlin Group: 'I'm probably gonna get pulled into the grand jury for saying this, but it will be revealed in Cooper's notes that it is Karl Rove who leaked Plame's identity'... Developing...


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