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New Prison Education Program Presented by an Oklahoma Library

Famous author J.K. Rowling once quipped, “When in doubt, go to the library.” Ray Bradbury was also a library fan, exclaiming, “Without libraries, what do we have? No past and no future.” Why do we hold libraries in such high regard, especially in this age of digital innovation where reams and reams of paper can be

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How to Get Books Into the Hands Of Prison Inmates

By Christopher Zoukis Young Tyler Fugett from Tennessee recently used his allowance money to buy books for local prisoners, scouring clearance sales at local book stores. The boy, 9, donated more than 100 books to the Montgomery Sheriff’s Office in hopes they would go to the local prison, and has been collecting more, along with

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Books a Gateway to Greater Literacy for Prison Inmates

By Christopher Zoukis How do you escape? Many people would say they’d mostly curl up with a good book, and so do we. Books are a way of getting away and seeing things from a new perspective no matter where you are, even more so if you don’t have the opportunity to do so otherwise.

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LIBRARY SERVICES IN THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS

Every prison within the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has an inmate leisure library and an inmate law library.  Both libraries are typically housed within the institution’s Education Department and are accessible to all inmates in general population.  All leisure library and law library services are offered free of charge (excluding printing and copying costs).

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