This is another example of people using the state to lock up a market for themselves and victimize people all in the name of security. Another example of this behavior is jail phone calls. All of this is done in the name of “security” but it’s real purpose is to monopolize a market and price gouge. It’s shameful behavior by the government.
(iStock) Jodi Lincoln is co-chair of Book ’Em , a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organization that sends free reading material to incarcerated people and prison libraries. Every year, thousands of people in Pennsylvania prisons write directly to nonprofit organizations such as the one I co-chair with a request for reading material, which we then send to them at no cost.