This image is from Worldmapper, which provides a cartogram (which re-sizes each territory according to the variable being mapped) to show the percentage of prisoners to each country. You can click on the image to see a PDF about prisoners they have made.
While we are in the midst of exploring international prison libraries, now might be the time to share some international prison library resources:
- Australian Library and Information Association. Australian prison libraries: minimum standard guidelines. Canberra: Australian Library and Information Association, 1990.
- Dalton, Phyllis I. Library Services to Correctional Facilities in Other Countries. Library Trends. Summer 1977. 97-117
- Guidelines for easy-to-read materials, Revision. International Federation of Library Association and Institutions IFLA Professional Reports, No. 120. 2010.
- Ingersoll, Jared. “Romanov’s University”: Libraries, Books, and Learning in Imperial Russian Prisons. Indiana Slavic Studies. 16 (2006): 113-29.
- Lehmann, Vibeke and Joanne Locke. Guidelines for library services to prisoners, 3rd Edition. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions IFLA Professional Reports, No. 92. 2005.
- Worldmapper – Prisoners PDF (where image is from!)
- Omagbemi, Clement and Abiodun Odunewu. An Appraisal of Library Services Provision to Prison Inmates in Nigeria. Information, Society and Justice. 1.2 (June 2008): 245-54.
To read what we’ve been exploring in international prison studies, visit the post: Exploring International Prison Libraries.
**FYI: More might be added here while I finish reading about prison libraries outside of the U.S.**