‘The only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of a subject, is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion, and studying all modes in which it can be looked at by every character of mind. No wise man ever acquired his wisdom in any mode but this.’
John Stuart Mill, ‘On Liberty’
Inmates need stuff to read. The following organisations may be of use.
P.O. BOX 29670,
LOS ANGELES, CA 90029-0670
MIM provides free books and newsletters to US prisoners nationwide. They publish a monthly theoretical journal espousing the theories of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao. They welcome written contributions from inmates.
2940 16th STREET ste. 216
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104
Fault Lines is a newspaper reporting alternative global news that is suppressed by the mainstream propaganda machine. They rely on donations, and welcome written work from prisoners.
NEWS & LETTERS
36 SOUTH WABASH, Room 1440
Chicago, IL 60603
News and Letters is a newspaper also reporting alternative global news. They try to present all voices struggling for freedom including prisoners'.
EDWARD R. HAMILTON (bookseller)
FALLS VILLAGE CT 06031-5000
This bookstore has the cheapest prices I have ever seen. They offer a wide range of books. Their book catalogue is a must for prisoners who like to read. They make http://www.overstock.com/ seem expensive in comparison.
AK PRESS DISTRIBUTION
674-a 23rd STREET
OAKLAND, CA 94612
They offer a 40% inmate discount and provide books that you will not find in your average bookstore, including some shocking titles in the sex section.