As book banning sparks outrage in schools and libraries, the censorship of classics like Native Son persists in New York prisons.
Andrew Cuomo named Anthony Annucci acting commissioner of New York prisons back in 2013. Now, someone his agency incarcerates is trying to take him out.
The prison agency has stonewalled lawmakers’ requests for information justifying the policy.
At the urging of the correction officers union, the prison agency is restricting packages to private vendors that charge steep markups and have limited selections.