Noting that its readership “ranges from the White House to the Big House,” The Atlantic today published a letter from the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, informing the magazine that its December 2011 issue would not be delivered to the subscriber incarcerated within the facility.
Why? Because the magazine’s December issue violated a code banning “warfare or weaponry.” Not because it can be used to create an especially ineffective shiv, mind you, but, rather, due to the imagery on its cover. Yup, the issue featured a member of the Taliban holding a rifle, and so the inmate in question — a woman currently serving 20-years-to-life for 2nd-degree murder — won’t be allowed to read it. (Unless, of course, the magazine decides to appeal the decision.) Someone get that woman her monthly dose of Marc Ambinder!
Here’s the prison’s letter, courtesy of The Atlantic:
h/t The Atlantic
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