We cannot possible live in a country in which all literary titles, with the exception of the Bible, are banned. WRONG! The Berkeley County Detention Center in Moncks Corner, South Carolina has banned all books for inmates. Not some books, not some magazines, but ALL OF THEM.
Can I remind everyone that the ALA through the ASCLA has created the Prisoner’s Right to Read statement which I posted about a few months ago. My favorite quote from that document is
Freedom itself is a dangerous way of life, but it is ours. When free people, through judicial procedure, segregate some of their own, they incur the responsibility to provide humane treatment as well as the tools required to bring the prodigal home. Chief among those tools is a right to read.