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ACLU Explains Banning Book Critical of Prisons Unconstitutional

May 21, 2019
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ACLU Explains Banning Book Critical of Prisons Unconstitutional

Last week the ACLU wrote a letter to the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) asking them to overturn their ban on Chokehold by Paul Butler, a book that examines the racial disparities of the prison system and advocates abolition of mass incarceration. The letter, which was exclusively released to The Root, explains that ADC policies about…

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ACLU Urges GA Sheriff to Rescind Book Ban

April 16, 2019
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ACLU Urges GA Sheriff to Rescind Book Ban

The ACLU is working to reverse a new policy in a Georgia prison that severely limits inmates access to books and publications, by only allowing them to choose from what is available on the book cart. They’ve written a letter to Chatham County Sheriff John T. Wilcher and Chatham County Attorney, R. Jonathan Hart, detailing how this…

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2018 was the Deadliest Year for Journalists

December 24, 2018
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2018 was the Deadliest Year for Journalists

TIME Magazine has announced their annually anticipated person of the year for 2018, the honor is bestowed this year on four journalists and one news organization who have lost their lives or freedom in pursuit of the truth.TIME’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote in an essay about the selection, “Like all human gifts, courage comes to…

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Comics, Manga, and More Censored in Louisiana Prisons

November 30, 2018
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Comics, Manga, and More Censored in Louisiana Prisons

Comics, manga, and art books figure heavily in the list of 950 books and periodicals banned by the Louisiana Department of Corrections (LDOC). The list itself was uncovered by The Times-Picayune following a public records request. Many inmate advocate groups in the area, including the Louisiana ACLU and Books 2 Prisoners, a New Orleans based…

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