SC jail being sued by ACLU

BERKELEY CO., SC (WTOC) - A jail in South Carolina is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU said once inmates are booked into the Berkeley County Jail, there's only one book they have access to the Bible. As a result, the ACLU is taking the sheriff's department to court. They think the policy shows preference to one religion and limiting the access to certain literatures may make re-entering society that much harder.

"Access to information is so important to our democracy and just because you're in jail for a short period of time, doesn't mean you stop needing to read or need to know what's going on in the community," said Susan Dunn, an ACLU staff attorney.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office has yet to comment on the lawsuit.

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