I have been conducting a literature review of publication on American jail and prison libraries as a follow-up to the timeline of library services to incarcerated people. The list below, while potentially not comprehensive, includes publications on this topic from 1992 through the present.
About the list: I prioritized peer-reviewed articles while assembling this list, but did include a few instances of more popular texts. Two special issues on this topic appeared in the time frame examined (a special issue of Education Librarian in 2000 and a special issue of Library Trends on Library and Information Services to Incarcerated Persons: Global Perspectives in 2011). The list also includes books, briefs, and chapters, all marked with an *. All items are listed in chronological order. (Please note: this list does not contain publications on library services in juvenile detention centers or personal accounts written by librarians in jails and prisons.)
Please feel free to contact me if you notice there is something I’ve missed!
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