prison book ban

Yes but no but... Grayling adds to confusion over prison book ban

In the latest development in the simmering prison book ban controversy, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has written an 'open letter' to the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.

The letter looks set to add to confusion over the reason for the ban on prisoners receiving books and other items in packages from their families and friends.

On the one hand, Mr Grayling states that books have not been included 'in a list of privilege items that have to be earned by offenders - to do so would be wholly wrong'.

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