Library Service to Prisoners Forum




To raise the consciousness level of people within the library and correctional communities regarding the urgent and particular library and information needs of all prisoners; to encourage and assist librarians to begin, expand, and improve library service to prisoners and correctional staff; to serve as a clearinghouse for information, ideas, materials, programs, and human resources for correctional library services; to contribute to and promote cooperation among the library communities and correctional agencies and organizations; to initiate and support pertinent legislation; and to contribute to and promote the adoption and improvement of standards for correctional library service.


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Publications and Electronic Discussion List

Link to publications related to library service to prisoners.

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