All those opposing the ban, including the Howard League for Penal Reform and prominent writers such as Carol Ann Duffy and Salman Rushdie, are jubilant, while the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, looks like a prize idiot. If all else fails, they could always be put under a cloth. However, access to prison libraries seems restricted at best, as does the selection of books available. Lest we forget, the feeble reasons given for introducing the ban included that there were already prison libraries for prisoners to use and that books sent from the outside could be used for smuggling drugs and extremist materials into prison. Prisoners already have a difficult route to rehabilitation, just as prison staff face an uphill battle trying to provide it.
Madeleine. Age: 21.
Adding a random ban on books from the outside was beyond farcical.
Kayden. Age: 23.
Breasts are so ostentatious. If only women could spurt milk from their fingers
Well, Grayling miscalculated. Basically, is tragic — the encapsulation of how male wish-fulfilment can go horribly wrong. They are nursing mums, not flashers using their child as some kind of sick alibi.