In the United States, more than 2 million people—one in every 100 adults—are incarcerated in federal, state, and local correctional facilities. According to a study by the National Center for Education Statistics, incarcerated adults across all age groups had lower prose, document, and quantitative literacy than their non-incarcerated peers. The prison system presents unique challenges and opportunities for providing library and literacy services to incarcerated adults, including those preparing for reentry. This panel program will explore some of these challenges and opportunities, namely programming to support family connections, to foster a better reentry network, and to reduce recidivism.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Services
Interests: Outreach Services
Type of Library: Prison Library, Public, School/Media Center
Cost: Included with full conference registration.