Challenges and Accomplishments in U.S. Prison Libraries

@article{Lehmann2011ChallengesAA,
  title={Challenges and Accomplishments in U.S. Prison Libraries},
  author={Vibeke Lehmann},
  journal={Library Trends},
  year={2011},
  volume={59},
  pages={490 - 508}
}
  • Vibeke Lehmann
  • Published 2011
  • Computer Science, Engineering
  • Library Trends
This article focuses on the evolution of prison library services in the United States and the changes in the roles and purposes of prison libraries over the last two centuries. The development of standards and guidelines for prison libraries under the leadership of the American Library Association and the American Correctional Association is discussed. The characteristics of the offender population are described as well as how prison libraries have responded to the specific needs of this… Expand
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