A few prisons in New Jersey are banning the book 'The New Jim Crow' by Michelle Alexander & after the announcement was made, people are letting their voices be heard that the ban should be lifted immediately.
Voices from news media, celebrities & even the American Civil Liberties Union have already reached out to the prisons or gone to social media to speak their minds.
Check out some of the voices below that are lending their names, & voices to prisoners rights!
After two New Jersey prisons ban 'The New Jim Crow', the ACLU deems the ban unconstitutional. Ironically, the ban is a testament of exactly what is explained in the book: https://t.co/BvVrAK7pjb pic.twitter.com/sIvhj5WvQN— theGrio.com (@theGrio) January 8, 2018
New Jersey prisons have banned The New Jim Crow—a book about how mass incarceration is "a stunningly comprehensive and well-disguised system of racialized social control." The @ACLU says that’s an unconstitutional violation of First Amendment free speech. https://t.co/xa4Z0jW5Zq pic.twitter.com/PKH12y4pra— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) January 8, 2018
So, prisons are now starting to ban copies "The New Jim Crow"......which clearly outlines and explains to inmates the likely reasons that many of them are locked up in the first place?— Undetectable ok? (@_hoemo) January 8, 2018
....well, that's just shocking. 🤔🤔🤔🙃
Every single person in law enforcement, criminal justice, and legislatures should be required to read The New Jim Crow. Frankly, anyone claiming to be a responsible voter must read it, too. https://t.co/62zJXteH82— Philip Kingston (@PhilipTKingston) January 8, 2018
BREAKING: New Jersey prisons have now banned "The New Jim Crow."— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 8, 2018
This is a gross overreach of their power. @ACLUNJ is challenging the ban as not only unconstitutional, but a violation of prison policy. https://t.co/LuQHzIsRaB