Prison Librarianship Policy And Practice

Author: Suzanna Conrad
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476627021
Size: 18.72 MB
Format: PDF
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Prisoners are in a grey area regarding library services. Prison libraries violate many tenets of librarianship, with the justification of maintaining order. The field is de-professionalized--many positions are filled by persons without degrees in library science, and corrections administrators often write policy for services. Critics cite the need to implement public library service models despite practical difficulties. This book investigates state, national and international policies on prison libraries, reviews literature on the topic and describes partnerships between prisons and public libraries. Results from a national survey and follow-up interviews are included, providing a full narrative of policy outcomes in U.S. prisons.

From Outreach To Equity

Author: Robin Osborne
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838935419
Size: 15.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The many assumptions about current library outreach services - that they're off-site, depend on special funding, and are administered by specific staff - no longer reflect the realities of providing equitable library services to the audiences who most need them. Providing equity of access is the business of every department in the library. Growing from the leadership initiative of 2003-4 ALA President Carla Hayden, this multifaceted guide answers both why and how. Following successful models from around the country, any library can take steps to improve access to information for all, encompassed within the library's service delivery system. Quality service appears in a wide variety of programs. Learn from the specifics: Serve immigrants and refugees inspired by the InfoBUS example; Connect prison inmates to library services; Build community around local information and referrals; Bridge the digital divide; Incorporate multilingual materials; Hire and train with an eye to outreach; Pair up advocacy and outreach to leverage results; Gain authoritative, detailed, and practical guidance for policies, practices, and model programs that integrate outreach services into the daily

Prison Sex

Author: Christopher Hensley
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 1588260879
Size: 12.32 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sex in prison remains a taboo subject. This comprehensive volume explores prison sex, presenting original research on consensual and nonconsensual intercourse, as well as the effects of conjugal visitation policies and HIV/AIDS management.

Scandinavian Penal History Culture And Prison Practice

Author: Peter Scharff Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137585295
Size: 11.81 MB
Format: PDF
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This book draws on historical and cross-disciplinary studies to critically examine penal practices in Scandinavia. The Nordic countries are often hailed by international observers as ‘model societies’, with egalitarian welfare policies, low rates of poverty, humane social policies and human rights oriented internal agendas. This book, however, paints a much more nuanced picture of the welfare policies, ideologies and social control in strong centralistic states. Based on extensive new empirical data, leading Nordic and international scholars discuss the relationship between prison conditions in Scandinavia and Scandinavian social policy more generally, and argue that it is not always liberating and constructive to be embraced by a powerful welfare state. This book is essential reading for researchers of state punishment in Scandinavia, and it is highly relevant for anyone interested in the ‘Nordic Model’ of social policy.