Friday, March 4, 2011

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Bans 11,850 Books

Here's the list.

‘Banned Books in the Texas Prison System: How the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Censors Books Sent to Prisoners’. (Texas Civil Rights Project)

Excerpt: The banned books list includes Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners, New York Times bestsellers, and books by Nobel Peace Prize nominees, National Public Radio correspondents, Ivy League professors, civil rights leaders, and even the Bard himself, William Shakespeare. Conversely, the report sites two clear of examples of allowed books that could be banned: Adolph Hitler’s Mein Kampf (along with several other White Supremacist books), and Che Guevara’s Guerilla Warfare (which includes instructions on how to build a mortar).

1 comment:

Louise Stevens Robbins said...

The ACLU took on prison reading censorship in Wisconsin a few years back.