The NIC Information Center is proud to serve as the leader in corrections-related resources for staff at all levels of federal, state, local, and tribal corrections agencies. In our collection, you will find guides and best practices, surveys, and streaming videos of nearly any topic you will face in your agency. If you feel that our collection is missing a topic area or if you have questions about a publication or research you are doing, please reach out to our helpdesk through the form below.
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Starting in 2019, NIC recognized the need to lean into the freedom that eBooks have created for readers. An eBook doesn't need to be printed and it can be taken with you on devices you already have. To meet the needs of our users, we partnered with Overdrive.com and the Libby App to make our expanded collection available to you. We've even stocked it with many popular books that aren't our website. It's all free, so try it out.
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Each year, corrections statistics from across the industry are collected from local jails to state prisons. NIC reviews the data and provides some insight into what happened.
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Where can I find general guidelines and examples of procedures around jail/prison libraries?Published:
We are reviewing our facility's inmate library procedures. We would like to know how other facilities handle the inmate library process. Can you help?
We have found that professional librarians are very willing to share their expertise. Don't forget to draw upon your local public or college/community college library staff to assist you or serve as an advisory group.
Meanwhile, take a look at the following resources. Both prison and jail library information are included since the issues are the same.