SCI Dallas is up to the same nonsense that SCI Camp Hill was trying to pull. The mail sent from Free Society Community Library was confiscated due to copyright laws. Specifically, they said: “Copied publications should be denied due to copyright laws per central office.” They are saying anything that has been published is prohibited for imprisoned people to have. I can’t even get my own work then!

So, they’re saying that imprisoned people cannot receive any published materials even though the DOC mail policy 803 says we can receive materials from the internet? They also confiscated zines that True Leap Press sent that clearly say anti-copyright! Anything that is published online or off has a “copyright” to them.1 So they are prohibiting us from all these materials.

Ironically though, an imprisoned person can go to the library here and copy pages from any book he or she wants to and that is okay.



note from blog admin:

[1] Contrary to what the prison claims, Title 17 USCS section 107 says:

Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair Use: “Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106 and 106A [17 USCS sections 106 and 106A], the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.”

Author: Dreaming Freedom Practicing Abolition

network of autonomous and self-organized abolitionist prisoner study groups, in the belly of PA DOC