Last week, CBC published an article listing 5 classic books that were written in prison. The article was written after it was announced that a new regulation in the UK is banning people from sending books to inmates. Many eminent authors have expressed their outrage at this ban. In my opinion, even though criminals should be punished for their actions, I believe everybody should have access to books as they are essential components towards education and rehabilitation. What do you think?
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The CBC list of 5 Books Written in Prison:
- The Travels of Marco Polo by Rustichello da Pisa
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
- Great Short Works by Fyodor Dostoevsky
- Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Louis Antoine Fauvelet De Bourrienne
- De Profundis by Oscar Wilde
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