Tagged: prison book ban

Lock and key

Last week, the Ministry of Justice said it will allow independent booksellers to deliver to prisons, after applying online. Fives Leaves Bookshop owner... Read more

Gove scraps prisoner book restrictions

Justice Secretary Michael Gove has scrapped restrictions on the number of books prisoners are allowed. The ban was ruled unlawful in December last year.... Read more

Pluto partners with prison books charity

Pluto Press is partnering with Haven Distribution to supply free books to prisoners in the UK.  Haven is a charity that has been sending books... Read more

Labour MP urges Grayling to reconsider prison policy

The Ministry of Justice has said it will allow independent booksellers to “apply online” to become approved retailers to deliver books to prisons. The new... Read more

Book ban campaigners deliver 'hundreds of books' to MoJ

English PEN and the Howard League for Penal Reform today (11th December) delivered hundreds of books to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to send on... Read more

Campaigners 'thrilled' by prison books ruling

Campaigners and prominent trade figures, including many high-profile authors, have expressed their delight with the High Court’s decision to rule the government's ban on sending... Read more

Prison book ban ruled unlawful

The High Court has deemed the government’s ban on sending books to prisoners unlawful. Mr Justice Collins today (5th December) declared the ban... Read more

Books for Prisoners advent calendar launched

English PEN and the Howard League for Penal Reform have launched a digital advent calendar, featuring authors including Monica Ali, Esther Freud and... Read more

Russell Brand: 'schools without libraries are a disgrace'

Russell Brand described schools without a library as a "disgrace", and said public libraries closures were driven by a "fundamentalist philosophy of profit", in an... Read more

Restriction on prisoners' book collections eased

The number of books prisoners are allowed to keep in their cells has been increased, after a campaign from authors, charities and members of the... Read more

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