Prison Libraries the Scandinavian Way: An Overview of the Development and Operation of Prison Library Services

@article{Ljdal2011PrisonLT,
  title={Prison Libraries the Scandinavian Way: An Overview of the Development and Operation of Prison Library Services},
  author={Hilde Kristin Lj{\o}dal and Erlend Ra},
  journal={Library Trends},
  year={2011},
  volume={59},
  pages={473-489}
}
Economic and organizational structures are important factors that affect how, and to what extent, prisoners receive satisfactory library services. In the Scandinavian countries, the services offered are largely dependent on existing national policy. In Norway, changes in the organization and financing of prison library services over the past thirty years have led to improved service. During these years, there have also been changes to public library services, largely as the result of new… CONTINUE READING

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