Judge: Loughner's prison records can go to FBI

Posted: Updated:
By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona judge presiding over the court case of the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage has denied a request by his attorneys to prevent prison records from being released to federal investigators and prosecutors.

In a ruling made public Thursday, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns says arguments made by 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner's attorneys were without merit, allowing Bureau of Prisons records to
continue to be released to the government.

Judy Clarke, Loughner's attorney, did not immediately return a message seeking comment Thursday.

In a March 2 filing seeking to prevent the records from being released, Clarke said the Bureau of Prisons staff prepares reports that detail Loughner's behavior, demeanor, sleeping patterns, eating habits, facial expressions and his responses to their questions.