No Books For Prisoners


More information on the South Carolina jail that refuses to allow its inmates any books or reading materials that are not the Bible, spurring last year’s ACLU lawsuit and a new motion to prevent the policy, which we mentioned last week.

“‘This is nothing more than an excuse by jail officials to ban books and magazines for no good reason’ said David Shapiro, staff attorney with the ACLU national prison project. ‘There is no justification for denying detainees access to periodicals and in the process cutting them off from the outside world.'”

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