Prison book ban ruled unlawful by High Court


The High Court has ruled that a ban on sending books to prisoners in England and Wales is unlawful.

The book ban was introduced in November last year in England and Wales, as part of a scheme which limits what prisoners can receive in parcels.

The Incentives and Earned Privileges scheme was brought in partly as an attempt to crack down on drugs getting into prisons.

Prisoners had argued that books sent to them in parcels can be key to their rehabilitation.


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