Prison officials ordered to turn over records on Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

FILE - This combination of undated file photos shows the two brothers the FBI initially said were suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, April 15, 2013, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, left, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a gunfight with police several days later, while Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured and lies in a hospital prison. Three more suspects have been taken into custody in the marathon bombings, police said Wednesday, May 1, 2013. (AP Photo/The Lowell Sun & Robin Young, File)
Tamerlan Tsarnaev died after a shootout with police. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces federal charges that could bring him the death penalty.The Lowell Sun and Robin Young/AP

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A federal magistrate judge has approved a request by Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to have prison officials provide his lawyers with records related to his incarceration, including daily activity and suicide watch logs, psychology data files, photographs, commissary files, and any other records. However, US Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler rejected a defense request to have the US Bureau of Prisons keep that information from prosecutors without a court order or the defense lawyers’ consent.

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