Arizona prison officials have taken the “banned books” policy an additional step: they have banned a book by a former federal prosecutor, citing of course “security.”
Paul Butler, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men. This decision is border-line nuts. I assume they read only the title, because the contents warn over and over against any violence or retaliation.
We need a national conversation and policy on the definition of banned books. All too often the books are rejected by a mail room clerk with no understanding of even that unit’s policy–let alone the state’s or national one.