Beth Shelburne is an independent journalist and writer based in Birmingham, Alabama. She is currently an investigative reporter with the Campaign for Smart Justice and spent 20 years working as a television reporter and anchor.
March 3, 2022 -
While reporting on the human rights crisis in Alabama's prisons, journalist Beth Shelburne began corresponding with incarcerated men in the state about their fight to read. She recounts their ongoing battles against censorship inside an irrational system where books and magazines are treated like dangerous contraband.