“How prison libraries support rehabilitation efforts”

“The policy brief How prison libraries support rehabilitation efforts highlights that prison libraries should not operate in isolation, but work closely with the local (public) library system. They need to be managed by qualified prison library staff with access to sufficient budget and resources.

Implementing and funding a well-functioning prison library service is a cost-effective way of sharing valuable resources by creating a constructive and transformative meeting and learning space with far-reaching and lasting effects. Taking security issues into account, inmates should be able to enjoy the same-quality library services and materials available to citizens living in freedom.”

How prison libraries support rehabilitation efforts. UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2020.

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