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Conn. prison officials reverse ban of Lamb book

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By SUSAN HAIGH

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's Department of Correction is reversing its decision to remove a novel by author Wally Lamb, who volunteers at one of the state's prisons.

The agency said Thursday that "She's Come Undone," a best-selling novel, came up for review after a Mansion Youth Institution inmate ordered it. DOC said the purchase was temporarily denied and the book was removed from circulation at the York Correctional Institution library due to the "graphic nature" of the content.

After further review it was returned.

Lamb, who lives in Connecticut, leads a writing workshop for women inmates at York.

Lamb posted a message Wednesday on Facebook about his book being banned. He said "apparently a few sex scenes," which he called tame, negate the value of the book's value about personal redemption.

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