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New Youth CineMedia video documents Santa Barbara struggle to overturn jail letter ban

Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown's ban on incoming letters in the county jail is breaking critical family communication.

by Leah Sakala, April 2, 2014

Youth CineMedia, a non-profit in Santa Barbara, California, just released an excellent short video about how Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown’s ban on incoming letters in the county jail is breaking critical family communication:

For more on why the Santa Barbara jail letter ban trend needs to end and how you can get involved, check out the local campaign Right to Write SB. You’ll also find Prison Policy Initiative reports, news coverage, and multimedia on this issue our resource page.



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