UK Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling isn’t happy about the reversal of a law he says never existed.
Following the December reversal of a controversial rule change by the UK Ministry of Justice, British prisoners will once again be allowed to receive books in the mail. With a new deadline for compliance set, is this a return to “holiday” conditions for prisoners?? Or maybe it’s more like a rational response to a rule that never made sense.
Back in March, we reported on the rule that effectively barred prisoners from receiving books from family and friends, and the rationale of Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.
Dubbing prisons “holiday camps,” he said new policies would make time in jail less like a vacation. “For too long the public has seen prisoners spending their days languishing in their cells watching TV, using illegal mobile phones to taunt their victims on Facebook or boasting about their supposedly easy life in prisons. This is not right and it cannot continue.”
Reading transports you, and that’s too much like an actual plane trip to a tropical destination, or a hot car trip connecting with your family. The family you need to bond with just in case you are ever in …read more

Via: Melville House Books