Monday, September 10, 2007

You can be as alliterate as you want once your free, though

How weird is it that federal prisoners (at least in New York) can no longer read C. S Lewis, among other books " that could, according to the Justice Department “discriminate, disparage, advocate violence or radicalize.”
From the NYT.
"A chaplain who has worked more than 15 years in the prison system, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is a bureau employee, said: “At some of the penitentiaries, guys have been studying and reading for 20 years, and now they are told that this material doesn’t meet some kind of criteria. It doesn’t make sense to them. They’re asking, ‘Why are our tapes being taken, why our books being taken?’ ”
Good question, that.

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