Has the Ministry of Justice lost all sense of proportion, if not humanity? It is difficult to conclude anything else from the decision to put a blanket ban on friends and families sending so-called “small items” to prisoners. That such an embargo might apply to personal items such as birthday cards or underwear would be troubling enough, in the context of a penal system supposedly focused on rehabilitation of criminals rather than dehumanising treatment to push them further still from social norms. That it also applies to books is beyond belief.
Via Sharon Bakar