Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Brokeback Mountain inciting crime...

The Texan authorities have banned a wealth of famous and influential literature from their prisions. Inmates will now not be able to read works by Pulitzer Prize winners John Updike and Alice Walker, as well of novels by John Grisham, and Annie Proulx's 'Brokeback Mountain'. Even Nobel Laureates have been blacklisted, and a prisoners appeal has done little to abate the action. Any novel detailing drugs or weapons manufacturing, criminal schemes, racial insensitivity or escape aids has been cut, as, according to officers, 'what may not be judged inflammatory in the public at large can be inflammatory in prison'. The Conservative party has suggested a similar censorship for British prisons, however, it is likely to received in a similar manner to this; one of bemusement.

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