The Prison Society has been on summer vacation, or at least our blog has. But today's the first day of the rest of our lives, or whatever it is people say when they lack the inventiveness to say anything else.
One of the big corrections stories that has continued to garner coverage while we were away is banning certain religious materials from prison libraries and chapels -- a move that doesn't sit well with many prisoners, religious or otherwise.
"Prisons Purging Books on Faith From Libraries" is a thorough examination of the issue in today's New York Times. Definitely recommended reading to start your day. It's also especially appropriate given that this week marks the beginning of two of the holiest periods for Islam (Ramadan, beginning Sept. 13) and Judaism (Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur, beginning Sept. 13).
[Image from cbc.ca]