Ian Mearns – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Ian Mearns on 2014-03-31.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which books are available to be bought from the shop in prisons in England.

Jeremy Wright

Prisoners are able to purchase any book through prison retail, other than where there are reasons to believe the book is not suitable. It is for Governors locally to determine when a particular book is not suitable, based on the prisoner’s risk profile and the nature of the book itself. There is no centrally approved list of books.