Death of James Turk

May 3, 1923 - July 6, 2014
Radford, Virginia | Age 91

Judge in Virginia prison sex materials case dies
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RADFORD, Va. (AP) — U.S. District Judge James Turk, who struck down a Virginia policy that allowed prisoners to look at Playboy but not read classical works of literature with explicit sexual passages, died Sunday. He was 91.

Turk, a state senator for more than a decade, died at his home in Radford, according to De Vilbiss Funeral Home.

Turk was appointed to the U.S. District Court's Western District of Virginia by President Richard Nixon in 1972 and...

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