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More on Prison Library Book Weeding

Michael Gerson – “In response to a genuine problem, the Bureau of Prisons has managed to be late, clumsy and self-defeating, all at the same time.” (via)

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No Freedom To Read

Laurie Goodstein – “Behind the walls of federal prisons nationwide, chaplains have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials that were once available to prisoners in chapel libraries. The chaplains were directed by the Bureau of Prisons to clear the shelves of any books, tapes, CDs and videos that are not on a list of approved resources.

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“Approved Vendors”

Seattle Weekly – “Thanks to a controversial “approved vendor system,” state prisons are slowing the flow of books behind bars.”

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Now, That’s an ILL

AP – “A prison library book exchange program led to inmates getting something more than just new reading material. An inmate from Fort Worth and his girlfriend were sentenced to prison after both used the book swap to smuggle drugs to inmates, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Tuesday.”

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