For years, Iowa's Fort Madison State Penitentiary maintained an expansive collection of legal holdings that rivaled libraries in many small law firms. Prison staff updated older editions of treatises and hornbooks, and an individual who had experience in legal research aided prisoners in selecting materials from the collection. In the late 1990s, however, this legal assistance promptly halted when guards stripped bare the shelves of the law section and dumped hundreds of law books into the prison courtyard.'
Seamone, Evan R.
"Fahrenheit 451* on Cell Block D: A Bar Examination to Safeguard America's Jailhouse Lawyers from the Post-Lewis Blaze Consuming Their Law Libraries,"
Yale Law & Policy Review: Vol. 24
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/ylpr/vol24/iss1/4