Theatre group bringing the arts to inmates
14 April 2014 Last updated at 13:17 BST
There have been protests over new rules which mean that prisoners in England and Wales can no longer receive books through the post.
Writers have stressed the importance of inmates having access to literature.
When it comes to the arts, one theatre group goes into jails regularly.
Their plays touch on themes which affect those inside, and their work with prisoners goes beyond the drama.
June Kelly reports.