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Nanette Perez (staff)'s picture

Prisoners' Right to Read

Diane Walden's picture

Please italicize "Library Bill of Rights." 

Thanks for working to ensure consistency among the interpretations.

Kelly Hamilton (non-member)'s picture

Hi Diane,

How do I find out more information about prisoners' rights to read and what's going on in the prison system? Are there any volunteer organizations that work with these issues (especially in NYC)? I would greatly appreciate any information you may have. Have a great week. Sincerely, Kelly Hamilton 

kelly_ac_hamilton@hotmail.com

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Elizabeth Marshak's picture

Hi Kelly,

For more information you can start here:

http://www.ala.org/advocacy/prisoners-right-read

There are many volunteer programs working to get books to inmates.  From this website:

http://www.prisonbookprogram.org/resources/other-books-to-prisoners-programs/

I found this program in NY http://www.booksthroughbarsnyc.org/

If you want to volunteer in a jail or prison I would suggest contacting the facility nearest you directly and finding out if they have a volunteer coordinator.

Best,
Elizabeth Marshak