Prisoners Literature Project

NPR talks banned books & prisons.

February 2020  |  Published in Announcements, Latest News

A new NPR article is delving into why books are banned in U.S. prisons, with some interesting quotes from prison officials and activists.

The piece, readable here, has some notable quotes, including this:

“It’s so important for people who are in prison to be able to have access to materials that give them hope and a reason to want to be part of society again, to want to engage, to see the future,” says Rebecca Ginsburg of the Education Justice Project. She says she was shocked and angry when she learned the books had been removed from her program’s library at Danville.

Read the full piece on the NPR website, and please keep supporting the PLP so we can get the right books to prisoners across the U.S.!

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