Posted on April 12, 2019 at 3:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Just like their counterparts in Pennsylvania, Washington state corrections officials have reversed a ban on donating books to inmates.

Public outcry and political pressure from lawmakers plus the governor prompted the decision, reports the Seattle Times.

According to the newspaper, the vast majority of instances of contraband found in state prisons — which the Department of Corrections cited as justification for the ban — had nothing to do with donated books.  

The author of the now-aborted policy has acknowledged the flawed data but reiterated the need for corrections officials to be vigilant.

Read more about the donated-books ban and its reversal in the Seattle Times.

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