Action Alert

08/08/08 "Books to Prisoners" banned in Wisconsin Prisons

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has issued an order prohibiting Wisconsin Books to Prisoners from sending any books to Wisconsin prisoners. DOC officials cited "security" concerns, although they were unable to give any examples of security problems that had been caused by the books program.

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Wisconsin Books to Prisoners is appealing to you as readers, book lovers and champions of the self-education of all people, to call Governor Jim Doyle (608-266-1212) and John Bett, the DOC administrator (608-240-5104) to express your concern and objection to this ban. Wisconsin is the only state in the U.S. banning books to prisoners.

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