Now I'm mad
"I am directing the Dept. of Corrections to rescind its flawed pilot program that restricted shipment of books & care packages to inmates. Concerns from families need to be addressed, while we redouble efforts to fight prison contraband."
The books had to come from an actual book vendor. I now use Amazon, Amazon marketplace (with actual bookstore vendors), B&N, and Abebooks. This has turned out to be just fine, I buy the least expensive used book. Often shipping is cheap or free. I find that it costs the same or even less to obtain and ship books this way.