Obama’s Books Were Banned From US Prison

Posted by | July 11, 2009 14:25 | Filed under: Top Stories

Prison officials twice rejected requests by al Qaeda inmate Abdul Omar Abu Ali to read Dreams of my Father and The Audacity of Hope, saying they contained material “potentially detrimental to national security.”  The Bureau of Prisons eventually relented and allowed him to read the books.

Certain pages, but not specific passages, were mentioned in the case. Think Progress surmises:

In The Audacity of Hope, Obama writes that “the dealth penalty does little to deter crime” and explains his “basic principle that no innocent person should end up on death row.” Perhaps that’s just too sensitive for prisoners to read.

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