Washington State Secretly Bans Books Donated to Prisoners

Robert Valencia
Apr 11, 2019 - 5:00
Washington State Secretly Bans Books Donated to Prisoners

Last month, the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) quietly established a policy through a memo on its website prohibiting the donation of books to prisons. Many books arrive in prison through the efforts of nonprofit organizations, which were taken aback by the implementation of the ban.  Books to Prisoners, a Seattle-based organization which has mailed free books to incarcerated individuals since...

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4 Replies to “Washington State Secretly Bans Books Donated to Prisoners”

  1. The reasoning is…? And suit coming…costs YOU nothing, keeps prisoners out of trouble, gives them a purpose other than YOURS, and you afraid they might exceed the knowledge of the prison guards?

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