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U.S. prison library services and their theoretical bases ....

Rhea Joyce Rubin

U.S. prison library services and their theoretical bases ....

by Rhea Joyce Rubin

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Published by Illinois University Graduate Schoolof Library Science in Champaign .
Written in English


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SeriesIllinois.-University.-Graduate School of Library Science. Occasional Papers -- 110
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Open LibraryOL20553937M

Prison libraries are provided in many prisons. Reading materials and information are provided in almost all federal and state correctional facilities in the United States. Libraries in federal prisons are controlled by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Justice. State prison libraries are controlled by each state's own department of corrections. Many local jails also provide library services through partnerships with local public libraries . I would say the three most popular book genres in prison are crime-fiction paperbacks, fantasy, and westerns. I wish I had a dollar for every Louis Lamour book I've seen guys reading. Prison libraries are loaded with these types of books. I remem.

  This is approximately 62% of state prisons according to the most recent report on the number of state correctional facilities in the U.S.) In general, prison inmates who use the library have higher average prose and quantitative literacy than inmates who never use the library. prison libraries in order to describe the structures of prison facilities and scope of collection policies. The history of collection and selection in prison libraries is briefly discussed. Several authors discuss why or how prisons should follow the public library model, which means acquiring books that meet the needs of the populations, andFile Size: KB.

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U.S. prison library services and their theoretical bases ... by Rhea Joyce Rubin Download PDF EPUB FB2

This paper will attempt to uncover the theoretical bases of prison library services. The theories behind the existence of (and lack of) li-braries in correctional institutions can be deduced from information on their history, their proponents, and their budgets. More recently, the prison law library has become a hot issue, and it has introduced a new basis for library access to inmates--that of legal right.

The basis of library service to prisoners should be changed from legal necessity to rehabilitation. One must refer to theCited by: 2. U.S. prison library services and their theoretical bases: Author(s): Rubin, Rhea J. Subject(s): Prison libraries: Geographic Coverage: United States. Issue Date: Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Series/Report: Occasional papers (University of Illinois at Urbana Cited by: 1. More recently, the prison law library has become a hot issue, and it has introduced a new basis for library access to inmates--that of legal right.

The basis of library service to prisoners should be changed from legal necessity to rehabilitation. While the U.S. prison industry has embraced a massive reentry movement emphasizing literacy and job readiness for former felons, prison libraries have been ignored as potential sources for reintegration.

In The Prison Library Primer: A Program for the Twenty-First Century, Brenda Vogel addresses the unique challenges facing the prison by: 6. The Traditional Library. While there are many layout arrangements for federal prison leisure libraries, the central component are the books.

Much like a public library, prison libraries hold a variety of books for the population’s usage. The books include both fiction and nonfiction. and information technology. This publication is the third edition of the Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners.

The LSDP Standing Committee, recognizing the need for library and information services to the growing number of persons serving time in prisons around the world, in established a prison libraries working Size: KB.

The services prison librarians provide may seem insignificant, but have far reaching and lasting effects.

For the most part, inmates who visit the library do so in order to get out of their cells and experience a change in scenery. The library provides a meeting place for inmates to talk and meet those who share common interests.

Legal databases are provided so patrons can do their own legal research during the hours they are entitled each week, but Internet access is not allowed. Low literacy rates among prisoners also affect the services provided. Seventy-five percent of the state prison population did not complete high school or are classified as low literate.

[1]. There is no clear cut answer to the questions I get about what prison libraries should provide. That depends on the states. Bounds v Smith mandated "access to the courts" for prisoners., The law did not specify how access should be provided, so states had various mid s with Lewis v Casey, many states watered down the legal services, with some providing the bare minimum.

An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights states "The American Library Association asserts a compelling public interest in the preservation of intellectual freedom for individuals of any age held in jails, prisons, detention facilities, juvenile facilities, immigration facilities, prison work camps and segregated units within any facility."Author: Ala Library.

When you research how to donate your books to prisons, the same phrase comes up over and over again: that books are a lifeline for prisoners. As someone who is fortunate enough that most of my experience with the prison system has happened through Netflix, I took that to mean simply that when you’re in the same small space day after day, it gets boring.

The guidelines apply to prisons and other incarceration facilities with a population of 50 or more. Guidelines for library services to prisoners By Vibeke Lehmann and Joanne Locke The Hague, IFLA Headquarters, - 24p.

30 cm. (Revised version of IFLA Professional Report 46) ISBN - Original language: English. Inmates use library resources for work related to prison programs such as substance abuse and sex-offender treatment programs, from which successful graduation can be key to their gaining parole.

Inmates also view books as an escape. In the women’s prison library, which is the largest of the five libraries in the Draper prison, inmate Camille.

"Library Services to the Incarcerated: Applying the Public Library Model in Correctional Facility Libraries should be of interest not only to prison librarians, but also to public libraians who deal with ex-offenders and with the population as a whole since this book Cited by: 3. U.S. prison library services and their theoretical bases.

[Urbana-Champaign]: University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library Science, (OCoLC)   According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, inalmost million persons were incarcerated in the United States.

The American Library Association, through its members, works to provide library services to these persons, as well as their families Links to articles, bibliographies, books on prison librarianshipAuthor: Ala Library. 'Running The Books' In A Prison Library When Avi Steinberg graduated from Harvard, he didn't know what to do next — so he took a job as a prison librarian.

He. When Avi Steinberg became a prison librarian, he thought his job would be to keep track of the books. Then he started reading between the lines. Check out his memoir, Running The Books. Baldwin State Prison Library, for example, offers fewer than 2, books for about 1, prisoners, about one tenth the offering of comparably sized Central State Prison in Macon.

But after two and a half decades, Shirley resigned in because of funding cuts: During the recession, Maryland’s budget for prison library books dwindled from about $, a year to almost Author: Samantha Michaels.Rubin, Rhea Joyce.

“U.S. Prison Library Services and Their Theoretical Bases.” Occasional Papers, The University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, No. ().* — and Daniel Suvak. Libraries Inside: A Practical Guide for Prison Librarians.

Jefferson, NC: McFarland, — .Guidelines for library services to prisoners, 3d ed. (pamphlet), Lehmann & Locke. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, ISBN ; Library Services to the Incarcerated: Applying the public library model in correctional facility libraries.

Clark & MacCreaigh. Libraries Unlimited,