'I’m not a bit surprised. If DOC could have those female inmates in four point restraints 24/7 it would make many of them very happy. They have systematically removed more and more rehabilitative programs over the years. Now banning books. The place is a storage facility.'
Sampling, books and periodicals banned / censored by CT jail authorities
• Complete list via link; Wally Lamb books* reinstated after public outcry
A Game of Thrones
Too Cruel, Not Usual Enough [by prison reform activist Louis Rodriguez]
2013 Consumer Action Handbook
Coalition for Prisoners Rights
Hip Hop Weekly
Prison Legal News
The New Yorker
She’s Come Undone*
New York Magazine
Car and Driver
Field & Stream
I’ll Fly Away*
New York City’s Graffiti Writers
Truth in labeling:
CT Dept. of Ignorance, Recidivism, Sadism
Our prison economy gives huge leeway to those who control the jail cells, the corridors, the unseen and what passes for libraries. Every now and then we get a glimpse of the hidden reality: Any expression of hope or humanity must be stamped out; dare to act as a person and you certainly will be punished.
This is why actual education is a threat to business as usual at the Niantic jail – aka York Correctional Institution – or any other jail in Connecticut ...
-- Bonnie Foreshaw photo via the documentary film, The Nature of the Beast