Mar 18, 2023

Prison Press


These are tough times for newspapers...yet there is one category showing at least a small increase:

"By our count in February 2023, there were 24 operational, prisoner-run news publications at work across 12 states."

None are located in Alabama according to the accounting by the The Prison Newspaper Project

That's a far cry from the high point of newspapers behind bars, reports the project website:

"The first study on prison newspapers in 1935 found that there were at least 100 prison publications and nearly half of all U.S. correctional facilities published one. That number peaked at 250 publications in 1959 and then took a nosedive in the following decades.

(Full story is HERE.)

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