Prison Reading Groups: what books can do behind bars

September 15, 2013

Tagged with: Prisoners and their families

This is a report by Jenny Hartley and Sarah Turvey on the work of Prison Reading Groups for the period 1999–2013, which "tells the story of the PRG project from its beginnings in 1999 to the present. It makes the case for the importance of reading groups as informal learning in prison, and provides extensive evidence of the benefits of the groups: from prison governors, policy makers, librarians, volunteers. Above all, it emphasises the powerful voices of prisoner members themselves on what reading groups can do behind bars."

Prison Reading Groups report