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Part I: The Prison Library as Pro-Social Institution (2011)

Jordet, Judith.

"The prison library has more potential than merely as a supplier of recreational reading. It can be a place where inmates experience a model of institutional social support that gives them the opportunity to voluntarily consent to be governed. By supporting inmates with a collection development plan, it implies their participation in a well managed library. When managing a library with the goal of giving inmates a pro-social experience, it is important to start with a collection development plan that takes into account inmate reading habits with an eye toward expanding their interests based on demographics. Simply put, not only do I consider what inmates read but, in my case, what kind of books do non-criminal adult males in my state like to read?"

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