Reading Between the Bars Report

Pen America has released a new report, Reading Between the Bars: An In-Depth Look at Prison Censorship. Their findings indicate that prisons are the largest censors in the United States: “Content-neutral banning—​​censoring a piece of literature for reasons unrelated to its contents—is a unique tactic of prison censorship. In addition to the shockingly high numbers of banned titles – Florida’s list alone contains more than 22,000 – we documented a steep rise in prisons prohibiting free, used, and gifted books to incarcerated people.”

Learn more about the report here.