The banning of books in prison is a bloody farce! The Government - or dense brains as I call them - waffle on and on about how education can reduce re-offending and comes up with this ridiculous ban. Having said that, the same Government said that maintaining family ties also reduces re-offending yet they ship prisoners out hundreds of bloody miles away from families who can't get to visit. How does that work then? I'm an ex offender and spent 4 years in prison and books were my salvation. What do they want prisoners to do then? Be really constructive and sit playing on the X-Box for 23 hours a day? Probably! Regards Stephen B.