The ALA prison library listerv is full of resources and support.
You can join the Listserv, prison-l, here: http://lists.ala.org/wws/info/prison-l.
Recently a conversation took place after a question was posed on wanting to learn about prison libraries.
Below are the recommended sources:
- ALA’s Outreach Resources for Services to Incarcerated People and Ex-Offenders
- Clark, Sheila and Erica MacCreaigh. Library Services to the Incarcerated: Applying the Public Library Model in Correctional Facility Libraries.Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
- Daniel Marcou’s website
- Click on “More Resources”
- NPR’s Prison Library Offers A Place To Escape (May 29, 2011)
- Features Glennor Shirley
- Rubin, Rhea Joyce and Daniel Suvak. Libraries Inside: A Practical Guide for Prison Librarians. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1995.
- Sweeney, Megan. Reading Is My Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women’s Prison. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
- Vogel, Brenda. The Prison Library Primer: A Program for the Twenty-First Century. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2009.