Ex-warden: Bible-only jail policy in SC too strict

AP – “A Bible-only policy for inmates at a South Carolina jail is stricter than policies governing reading materials allowed some of the country’s most dangerous inmates, a former warden who ran the tough federal penitentiary that replaced Alcatraz said in court documents.

John L. Clark, who served for years as warden of the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion, Ill., filed an affidavit that states that letting prisoners read various materials kept even that Supermax prison safe. That complex replaced Alcatraz when it closed in 1963.”

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