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Pa. prison books and mail policies draw protests, petitions, and possible legal challenges

September 13, 2018

A file photo of fencing at a Pennsylvania state prison.

By Staff

In the West Philadelphia office of Books Through Bars, dozens of packages of books addressed to prisoners in Pennsylvania state institutions have been sitting for weeks — ever since Aug. 29, when the Department of Corrections announced a temporary statewide lockdown to clamp down on drugs coming into the prisons.

On Monday, the lockdown was lifted — but those books aren’t going anywhere.

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