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Mark Haddon Launches Online Petition Against Prisoner's Book Ban

Posted at 4:30PM Monday 24 Mar 2014

Eminent writers from Mark Haddon to Philip Pullman have poured scorn on "despicable" new rules from the Ministry of Justice, which effectively ban prisoners from being sent books from outside.

Calling the rules a "malign and pointless extra punishment, which is not only malign and small-minded but desperately counterproductive", Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, has begun a mission to get "every writer in the UK publicly opposed to this by tea time".

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