January 24, 2022

"Prison Libraries to Change Rules on Books With Violence"

From NBC Connecticut:

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 (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.