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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 06:52 PM
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3. My son is in prison and it's not just the religious books...
The prison authority has a problem with reading at all. It's work, cards, tv or Scrabble. They just don't want them reading. The libraries are practically bare. If you are a priest, I hope you look into this. It's an outrage.
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  -Inmates protest removal of religious books from prison library Joanne98  Jun-11-07 06:25 PM   #0 
  - This is unfortunate.  JDPriestly   Jun-11-07 06:46 PM   #1 
  - I didn't know prisoners had the constitutional right to read whatever they want in prison.  Drunken Irishman   Jun-11-07 06:48 PM   #2 
  - Actually.. They DO have the constitutional right to read...  Joanne98   Jun-11-07 06:54 PM   #4 
  - Their rights are very limited, but they do have some.  JDPriestly   Jun-11-07 07:09 PM   #7 
  - They just don't want them to think. They're turning them into slaves.  Joanne98   Jun-11-07 07:11 PM   #8 
     - And against dreaming, against hope.  spoony   Jun-12-07 12:25 PM   #33 
  - No, but that doesn't mean they have the right to read whatever they want.  Drunken Irishman   Jun-11-07 07:15 PM   #10 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-11-07 07:17 PM   #12 
     - Prisoners can read Prison News Service, can't they?  Barrett808   Jun-11-07 07:26 PM   #13 
        - I don't know, I've never been in prison.  Drunken Irishman   Jun-11-07 07:33 PM   #14 
  - They don't.  LostInAnomie   Jun-11-07 07:33 PM   #15 
  - Forget porno. What about the law library?  Joanne98   Jun-11-07 07:36 PM   #16 
     - That is something they are supposed to have access to.  LostInAnomie   Jun-11-07 07:40 PM   #18 
        - this article is about religious material, but I have heard the law books  Joanne98   Jun-11-07 07:46 PM   #19 
  - Yeah, you are right  hang a left   Jun-12-07 04:32 AM   #29 
     - Yeah, because that's exactly what I said, right?  Drunken Irishman   Jun-12-07 04:14 PM   #35 
        - Dude,  hang a left   Jun-12-07 04:30 PM   #36 
           - Well you did reply to my original post...  Drunken Irishman   Jun-12-07 04:32 PM   #37 
              - You are right.  hang a left   Jun-12-07 04:46 PM   #38 
  - My son is in prison and it's not just the religious books...  Joanne98   Jun-11-07 06:52 PM   #3 
  - Actually, this is very sad.  JDPriestly   Jun-11-07 07:06 PM   #6 
  - They can get books thru Amazon or corporate book stores.  Joanne98   Jun-11-07 07:15 PM   #9 
     - People have trouble donating, so I hear.  David__77   Jun-11-07 09:33 PM   #27 
  - What's he in prison for?  brentspeak   Jun-11-07 08:30 PM   #24 
  - How are they suppose to reduce their time if they can't read  LiberalFighter   Jun-12-07 08:46 AM   #30 
  - Pray tell, what's an "extremist Islamic tract"?  MetaTrope   Jun-12-07 03:06 AM   #28 
  - islamophobia...?  tchunter   Jun-11-07 06:59 PM   #5 
  - Bookaphobia!  Joanne98   Jun-11-07 07:16 PM   #11 
     - Has there been some directive to keep prisoners stupid?  Elspeth   Jun-11-07 07:39 PM   #17 
        - That's what it seems like. It needs more investigation...  Joanne98   Jun-11-07 07:50 PM   #21 
           - Was it a privatized prison?  Elspeth   Jun-11-07 08:05 PM   #23 
  - And the bible was included?  rocknation   Jun-11-07 07:50 PM   #20 
  - Apparently they are jerking Christian books too.  Joanne98   Jun-11-07 07:51 PM   #22 
  - I am an academic librarian, and right now am working on an article on access restriction for the  nealmhughes   Jun-11-07 09:02 PM   #25 
  - I bet it's part of the whole new punitive approach to prisoners  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-11-07 09:06 PM   #26 
  - Aren't books with maps also restricted?  marshall   Jun-12-07 09:07 AM   #31 
     - I don't know Marshall, but I would think it might be smart from a security standpoint so to do.  nealmhughes   Jun-12-07 12:39 PM   #34 
  - Very sad and disheartening. n/t  Coventina   Jun-12-07 09:22 AM   #32 

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