MORE WEST VIRGINIA NEWS
West Virginia News
News from region's first prime-time newscast. You'll find it First On Fox!
JAIL BOOK BAN
Inmates at 2 W.Va. regional jails regain right to receive books directly from publishers
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, September 30, 2013 11:26 AM EDT
Inmates at two West Virginia regional jails have regained the right to receive books directly from publishers.
West Virginia Regional Jail Authority director of programs John Lopez tells the Charleston Gazette that the bans stemmed from a misunderstanding.
He says both jails wanted to promote their own on-site libraries. There also was frustration because publishers were sending seven or eight books at a time to one inmate. Inmates can have up to three books, not including religious materials.
He says regional jail officials want inmates to have access to reading materials.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com