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Texas Prisons Ban Books

They include books like 'The Color Purple' and 'Friday Night Lights."

Ten Photography Books You Cannot Read In Texas Prisons
shares 114Facebook 0Flipboard 3TwitterSo, you have a bit of time on your hands. Six to ten years maybe, all spent in the welcoming bosom of the Texas penal system.
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Why did US prisons ban these ten books? | Very Real
Prisons in the United States can ban books arbitrarily. Here are some "dangerous" books that may surprise you.
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Prisons Ban Shakespearean Love Sonnets But Allow Mein Kampf
Shockingly, American prisons may be just a tad draconian. Perhaps it would make sense to ban a couple of dangerous books, such as, "The Art of the Shiv: A Step-By-Step Guide To Constructing A Shiv Using Nothing But Book Bindings," or, "This Book Has A Gun In It."
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Texas Prisons Ban Books by Langston ... - Slate Magazine
Banned Book Week, which started on Sunday, reminds us that no one sets out to write a banned book. But as long as speech threatens those in power, cens ...
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Texarkana Gazette | Texarkana Breaking News
The Texarkana Gazette is the premier source for local news and sports in Texarkana and the surrounding Arklatex areas.
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Texarkana, Texas - Wikipedia
Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States, located in the Ark-La-Tex region. It is a twin city with neighboring Texarkana, Arkansas.The population of the Texas city was 37,280 at the 2015 census estimate.
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Prisons Harshly Censor Which Books Are Allowed ... - Truthout
Getting books behind bars is no easy task. Correctional systems across the country have strict rules about which books prisoners can read and how they must be shipped -- and these rules are constantly changing. In New Jersey, for example, a ban on "The New Jim Crow" was just lifted in response to ...
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Gatesville, Texas - Wikipedia
Gatesville is a city in and the county seat of Coryell County, Texas, United States.The population was 15,751 at the 2010 census. The city has five of the eight prisons and state jails for women operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
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The New Press
Dear Fearless Reader, Last month, the state of Texas decided to kill one of our authors: Thomas Whitaker, a contributor to Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement, a collection of writing about solitary confinement in American prisons that The New Press published in 2016.
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