The Banned Books and Censored Magazines of Connecticut's State Prisons

This article reports on the list of publications banned by Connecticut's Bureau of Corrections. It highlights the Koran, which was listed as "under review" until August 2013. 

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If you're spending your days in the Connecticut prison system, you're in some luck. As of this month, you'll now be able to read the A Song of Ice and Fire books by George R.R. Martin, made phenomenally popular by HBO's Game of Thrones.

But it's not quite that simple. A new list of approved, banned, and "under consideration" publications from an Aug. 6 meeting of the Connecticut Bureau of Corrections' Media Review Board shows how difficult it can be to get some reading done. And that goes well beyond Game of ThronesRead more...