Library Services for the Justice Involved (LSJI) is an interest group for library professionals, students, correctional staff, volunteers, or anyone who serves the underserved in correctional settings (prison, jail, detention centers, state mental health institutes, juvenile facilities) or justice-involved individuals (those in halfway houses, community corrections, sober living, transitional housing, on parole, or the formerly incarcerated).
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- American Library Association (ALA), 2019. Prisoners Right to Read, An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights.
- ALA, 2023. Library Services and Incarceration: Resources for Librarians [Research Guide].
- Austin, J. 2021. Library Services and Incarceration: Recognizing barriers, strengthening access. Chicago: ALA. by Dr. Jeanie Austin, ALA, 2021.
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 2023. IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners (4th ed.)
- San Francisco Partnership, 2003. Children of Incarcerated Parents Bill of Rights [excerpts].
- San Francisco Public Library, 2023. Expanding Information Access for Incarcerated People Initiative. [Training series and WebApp “Mapping Library Services funded by the Mellon Foundation.]