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A jail in the US state of South Carolina has banned all book and reading materials except for the Christian Bible. Critics argue there is simply no good reason to ban books. The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit arguing the Berkeley County detention center’s policy is unconstitutional. “Our inmates are only allowed to receive soft back bibles in the mail directly from the publisher. They are not allowed to have magazines, newspapers, or any other type of books,” a prison employee once said in an email to Prison Legal News, who is also working to sue alongside the ACLU. "Prisoners who are incarcerated for extended periods of time have been deprived of access to magazines, newspapers and books – other than the Bible – for months or even years on end,” noted the ACLU. There is no on-site library at the prison and since 2008 Prison Legal News and books, including those which assist inmates with protecting their health and others that outline their legal rights have been returned to sender.
Originally posted by Violater1
And...your having a problem with this?
Originally posted by groingrinder
I certainly have a problem with it. If a book ban is in force, let it include ALL books. Why should Christians get a monopoly on propagandizing in jail or prison?