Keep Free Books Available to People at Rikers Island

Call for action: It is our understanding that NYC Department of Corrections is planning on stopping Books to Prisoners and other prison book programs from sending books into the infamous Rikers Island jail complex. Rikers houses convicted people and pre-trial detainees. The NYCDOC's Board of Correction released a communication which notably allows companies that sell books (Amazon, … Continue reading Keep Free Books Available to People at Rikers Island

Texas DCJ censors the truth of trauma survivors

"On the heels of great work by @MarshallProj showing TX prisons ban thousands of books, we've just received a rejection from TX DCJ for Tiny Beautiful Things by @CherylStrayed. This, too, is a censorship trend: prisons conflate 'sexual content' with advice about handling trauma." -- https://twitter.com/B2PSeattle/status/1613622189332303881 On the heels of great work by The Marshall … Continue reading Texas DCJ censors the truth of trauma survivors