About the Book

TOAJfinal6914forwebTALES OF A JAILHOUSE LIBRARIAN skillfully captures the sights, sensations and rhythms of jail life. Zeman includes facts about the juvenile justice system, describes the various agencies, provides relevant statistics, and specific court cases. She makes a strong argument that these boys need education, not jail time.

“We have to recognize that we have a very narrow window of opportunity left to re-direct incarcerated youth toward education and living productive lives. Jail isn’t always the best solution. One million dollars invested in incarceration reduces 350 crimes; one million dollars invested in education reduces 600 crimes. It’s difficult to slap the word, criminal, onto a juvenile—someone who is 16 or 17 or 18, someone who has the rest of their lives ahead of them and is just as likely as you or I were at that age to change.” -Marybeth Zeman

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May 25,2014

 

“We have to recognize that we have a very narrow window of opportunity left to re-direct incarcerated youth toward education and living productive lives. Jail isn’t always the best solution. One million dollars invested in incarceration reduces 350 crimes; one million dollars invested in education reduces 600 crimes. It’s difficult to slap the word, criminal, onto a juvenile—someone who is 16 or 17 or 18, someone who has the rest of their lives ahead of them and is just as likely as you or I were at that age to change.”  -Marybeth Zeman


 

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