Prisoners' Right to Read

At the 2010 ALA Annual Conference, the ALA Council adopted the "Prisoners’ Right to Read: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights." This document replaces the "Resolution on Prisoners' Right to Read", which was passed by ALA Council in 1982.

You can read more about the process behind the creation of this document in this ASCLA Interface article , written by Diane Walden, Library Services to Prisoners Forum (LSPF) vice-chair and correctional libraries senior consultant, Colorado State Library and Ray James, LSPF chair and researcher, Institutional Survey (Austin, Texas).

The text of the "Prisoners' Right to Read" is part of the online Intellectual Freedom Manual and can be found at