200 Library Books Scrapped From Illinois Prison

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The library in the programs building is pictured during a media tour of the Thomson Correctional Center on Dec. 22, 2009 in Thomson, Ill. M. Spencer Green / Associated Press
Illinois prison library
The library in the programs building is pictured during a media tour of the Thomson Correctional Center on Dec. 22, 2009 in Thomson, Ill. M. Spencer Green / Associated Press

200 Library Books Scrapped From Illinois Prison

In late January, staff at the Danville Correctional Center removed about 200 books from a prison library and returned them to the University of Illinois.

The books were part of Danville’s Education Justice Project which offers college classes to incarcerated men. It is unclear why they were removed from the facility.

Morning Shift talks to Illinois Newsroom reporter Lee Gaines for more on book restrictions in Illinois prisons.

GUEST: Lee Gaines, Illinois Newsroom reporter

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