"Prison Libraries to Change Rules on Books With Violence"
After lawmakers expressed outrage over violent criminals having access to books in prison libraries about murder, rape and other violence, new rules on prison libraries will be written.
Officials from the state Department of Correction has begun reviewing the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ policies for library collections and should have new rules for the state’s prison libraries around July 1, the commissioner said on Monday.
An Associated Press review of prison library books in the fall showed that “In Cold Blood,” about a 1959 killing in Kansas, is available in at least two Connecticut prisons, including one where Hayes had served time prior to the slayings.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.