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How members helped us win the Books For Prisoners campaign

Frances Crook and writers supporting Books for Prisoners campaign

In 2014 the Howard League campaigned successfully against restrictions on sending books to prisoners. The Books For Prisoners campaign saw our members and supporters join world-famous authors in a range of campaign actions which resulted in victory and a complete government U-turn.

Read more about Books For Prisoners