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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'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