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Judge: Lawyers Can Get Tsarnaev Prison Records

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A judge has approved a defense request to get records on Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev compiled while he's in federal prison, but said prosecutors are entitled to the same records.

Also on Monday, prosecutors and defense attorneys filed a joint motion to delay a May 30 probable cause hearing at least until July 2.

Monday's order by U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler said prison officials should give attorneys daily activity logs, suicide watch logs, psychology data files, photographs, commissary files and other records. She also found there was no reason to keep private the defense's sealed request.

Bowler ruled Friday that defense lawyers couldn't take their own periodic photos of Tsaraev in prison, but said prison officials could take photos of Tsarnaev with his lawyers present. Those also would be shared with prosecutors.

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