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Unauthorized Publications (New Jersey Department of Corrections) [pdf] (nj.us)
9 points by gregsadetsky 35 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 10 comments

Most of these look like reasonable things to ban in a prison. Is there something specific that makes this a notable document to share?

This looked weird to me too at first; this would appear to be a list of things that were confiscated, rather than a[n extraordinarily short] list of things that were banned. It's sad that American Gods is on there, although I sort of almost see why.

> Popular Mechanics ● June 2018 Issue ● November 2019 Issue

> Popular Science ● Winter 2018 Issue

> ...

> Rolling Stone ● 1313/1314 May 17-30, 2018 Issue Only

I wonder what those had in them.

Pop Sci W2018 was "78 ways to die" - https://reader.magzter.com/preview/jfaq2t3uhas38jmmxblff3095...

Nothing immediately pops out from the Popular Mechanics June 2018 cover.

The Nov 2019 might be because of the "Turn Rice Krispies into Beer" article? - https://www.magzter.com/US/Hearst-magazines/Popular-Mechanic...

That Rolling Stone issue might be because of the "The Nazis Next Door" article. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolling-Stone-Magazine-Issue-1313-1...

I don’t know but if the government thinks it’s bad then I definitely want to know.

Can't tell with Popular Science or Mechanics, but the Rolling Stone cover story was about a Nazi terror cell (presumably Atomwaffen? Not sure because I don't have a copy).

[0]: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91lrYO0x0IL...

Very interesting, thanks. For reference, these seem to be the standards:

New Jersey Administrative Code ... §10A:18-4.9 - Disapproved content in publications https://regulations.justia.com/states/new-jersey/title-10a/c...

I get most of these (even if I don't agree with it). Porn and drugs, I think it's counter productive to ban such literature, but sure. Hobby manufacturing and gang descriptions I get. Heteropatriarchy and the 3 Pillars of White Supremacy? Like, banning that is just proving to the potential readers that what it says has validity.

Why ban American Gods?

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