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.
"Prison Libraries to Change Rules on Books With Violence"
Filed by March 22, 2011on