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A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Sues NY Prisons Over a Book Ban

The author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the revolt at the Attica Correctional Facility in 1971 sued New York state prison authorities on Thursday, saying they’ve unconstitutionally banned her book behind bars.

Author Heather Ann Thompson, a University of Michigan professor, brought the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court over the treatment by New York State Department of Corrections officials of her book: “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971,” published in 2016.

Named as defendants were the department’s acting commissioner and a second official with decision-making authority regarding censorship determinations.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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