Posts Tagged: Books for Prisoners

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Gove lifts remaining barriers on sending books to prisoners

English PEN has been at the forefront of the campaign, in partnership with the Howard League for Penal Reform, calling for lifting restrictions on families and friends sending books to their loved ones in prison. The policy, which was first introduced in November 2013 by the then Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling as

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Cameroon: Enoh Meyomesse released from prison

On 27 April 2015, writer and activist Enoh Meyomesse was finally released from Kondengui Prison in Yaoundé, after almost three and a half years. He has since sent the following message to PEN: je n’ai pas de mots suffisamment forts pour vous remercier pour toute l’aide que vous n’avez cessé de m’apporter depuis trois ans,

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Take action for Writers at Risk on World Book Night

On 23 April, English PEN will be joining thousands of individuals, organisations and institutions across the UK to celebrate the fifth year of World Book Night and to give books to those that need them the most. To mark World Book Night 2015, we will once again be sending books to writers at risk around the

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