Critics Right and Left Protest Book Removals
From the New York Times, September 21, 2007
The federal Bureau of Prisons is under pressure from members of Congress and religious groups to reverse its decision to purge the shelves of prison chapel libraries of all religious books and materials that are not on the bureau’s lists of approved resources.
'Standardized Chapel Library Project' Lists
These lists were provided by a source who works in the federal prison system. The exact date of the lists is unknown, and they may have been revised.
Nation of Islam
Prisons Purging Books on Faith From Libraries (September 10, 2007)
Outrage over the bureau’s decision has come from both conservatives and liberals, who say it is inappropriate to limit inmates to a religious reading list determined by the government.
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