Booksellers given role in prison book delivery

The government has relaxed the prison book ban, but said inmates can only receive parcels from four named booksellers – Waterstones, Blackwell’s, Foyles or WH Smith. The prison book ban was relaxed from 31st January, The Bookseller understands, following a High Court ruling that the ban, brought in in November 2013, was unlawful in December. A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said the new rules on sending in books to prisons were to “ensure the protection and safety of prisons”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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