‘Newsday’ Reports Judith Miller Remains Resolute, But Growing Bored With Life Behind Bars

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By: E&P Staff

In Friday’s edition of Newsday, reporter James Madore speaks with Lucy Dalglish, director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, about her recent visit with jailed New York Times reporter Judith Miller.

“I know what’s bothering her more than anything is she cannot read the Internet,” Dalglish told the paper. “People are telling her about some allegations about her that are in the blogosphere and she has no way to fight back.”

Dalglish, who visited Miller recently at the Alexandria (Va.) Detention Center, also told Madore, “It’s tough, but she is fine. She’s hanging in there.”

Madore notes that after Miller’s five weeks in federal jail, “there’s little sign of any stand-down in the confrontation that caused her to be jailed for refusing to reveal her confidential sources in the Valerie Plame/CIA leak case.” People who have visited Miller recently described her as “resolute” in the decision not to identify her sources. “They also said she is adjusting to incarceration but is ‘bored’ and misses the Web. She could be behind bars until October,” he observes.

Her lawyer, Floyd Abrams, said there were no “imminent” plans to ask a federal judge to release Miller, as she has not changed her steadfast opposition to the special prosecutor’s demands.

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