Books Are Everything – Which Must Be Why New York Prisons Want To Ban Most of ‘Em Except Bibles and Coloring Books

By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer
New York's prison system just launched a pilot program drastically limiting books for inmates to a few approved vendors. Their goal is to "enhance the safety and security" of prisons - not, we're sure, to discourage reading/ thinking/ growing that might cut profits for the old white men who run them. Of 77 new titles, 45 are activity books; the rest are bibles, magazines, sex novels. What they are not: the Cleaver, Baldwin, biology, history that inmates now read for "food for the soul."

Originally posted from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community which can be read here.

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