Inside Time & Books for Prisoners

By |April 12th, 2014|

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling MP answered the various points about the  ’ban’ on prisoners receiving books and then Ian Dunt answered him point by point in an article in this month’s excellent Inside Time. […]

Dictionaries for Six Book Challenge Completers

By |April 8th, 2014|

We’re delighted that the first order of the year for mini-dictionaries for prisoners who complete The Reading Agency’s Six Book Challenge is just being processed. With the generous help of Harper Collins and our […]

World Book Night

By |April 7th, 2014|

It’s that time of year: Shakespeare’s birthday is coming up on 23rd April 2014 so it must also be World Book Night.  WBN is now administered by our friends The Reading Agency. There are numerous ways of […]

Libraries in Prisons

By |April 7th, 2014|

Still on the subject of the ‘ban’ on books in prisons, there was an interesting article by Aime Williams  the other day. Are libraries in prisons the answer? Not, it seems,  as they are […]

Books in Prison again and Give a Book

By |March 30th, 2014|

More on the value of books in prison from Sarah Crompton. She concludes her trenchant column with the suggestion that Justice Secretary Christopher Grayling should “put his mind to a scheme for authors and […]

More about Books in Prison

By |March 29th, 2014|

An excellent article in The Independent by Arifa Akbar following up the debate this week over the restrictions on prisoners receiving books. Library access in prisons varies hugely–some prisoners are only able to go there […]

Books in Prisons

By |March 24th, 2014|

Here’s a turn up for the books: prisoners are to be banned from receiving books. The backlash is in progress. Mary Beard is  quoted  ”Books educate and rehabilitate.” Our friends at Prison Reading Groups […]