Posts Tagged ‘ Books Through Bars ’

Supreme Court Rejects Petition from Prison Legal News

January 9, 2019
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Supreme Court Rejects Petition from Prison Legal News

On Monday, January 7th the Supreme Court rejected a First Amendment dispute over the Florida Department of Corrections statewide ban of Prison Legal News (PLN), a magazine distributed monthly by Human Rights Defense Center. The ban has been in place since 2009, and the potential Supreme Court appeal of it had generated support in the…

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Donate Comics, Manga, and Drawing Books to People Who Really Want Them

December 17, 2018
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Donate Comics, Manga, and Drawing Books to People Who Really Want Them

One of the front lines in the fight for First Amendment rights was in prisons around the country in 2018. CBLDF tried to cover these news stories, as lists of censored works emerged, or lawsuits were filed, or legislation overturned. No matter what individuals feel about the mass incarceration problem in this country, it is…

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Cuomo Ditches Flawed Prison Directive

January 16, 2018
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Cuomo Ditches Flawed Prison Directive

On January 12th, 2018, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted he would rescind directive 4911A, which greatly restricted inmates access to books as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. The directive was a pilot program designed to roll out to all state prisons by September 2018, which forced inmates families to use six pre-approved…

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