The book that changed my life … in prison
the Guardian -

After the governor of New York intervened to lift restrictions on prisoners’ reading materials, five current and former inmates explain what books have meant to them

Last week, thousands of inmates in three New York prisons stopped receiving reading materials from friends and family. Tens of thousands more, at more than 50 prisons across the state, prepared for the same restrictions later in the year.

“It really scares me,” said one inmate at Sing Sing prison, Michael Shane Hale, who relies on...


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