Just announced today (5th December 2014): the High Court today ruled that the ban on books for prisoners is unlawful. In addition, Mr Justice Collins said that access to libraries in prisons is inadequate. He commented that it was ‘strange’ to refer to books as a privilege
Some days there is good news. Some days justice and good sense prevail.
For more on this see the Howard League’s website.
EnglishPEN and many writers have also been involved in this campaign.
See previous post on Bookword on November 8th for more on this.