Mr David Blunkett – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Mr David Blunkett on 2014-03-25.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what restrictions, by category of prisoner, are placed on access to (a) a prisoner’s own books and (b) books from the prison library in the first four weeks of a prison sentence.

Jeremy Wright

Up to 12 books may be held by prisoners in their cell at any one time. Prisoners may have additional books stored locally at the prison. Every prison has a library, to which every prisoner has access.

Access to books is not determined by category of prisoner and nor does it differ for those in the first four weeks of their sentence.