South Carolina Jail Agrees to End Unconstitutional Censorship
ACLU PRESS RELEASE
Will Matthews | January 10, 2012
Officials at a South Carolina jail today agreed to stop barring prisoners from accessing books, magazines, newspapers and other periodicals as part of an agreement to settle an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit.
Jail officials in Berkeley County also agreed to no longer enforce a policy banning any publication bound with staples and a policy banning materials containing any level of nudity, which a jail mailroom officer said would include newspapers with lingerie advertisements or magazines containing pictures of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.
Original NDLA IF blog postings:
US Prisons refused all books except bible (May 10, 2011)