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Leading authors have hit out at Chris Grayling's claim that prisoners have "full access to the same public library service in prisons as every other citizen", saying that statutory requirements for library facilities in prison are not being met.

Philip Pullman, the Society of Author's president, called the rules which place a blanket ban on families sending in small items to prisoners – thus preventing the receipt of books – "despicable", and called on Grayling to rescind the "mean and vindictive piece of legislation" at once.

Full Guardian article

02 May 2014

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