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NYLA Conference 11.09.2017/Books Behind Bars

NYLA Conference 11.09.2017/Books Behind Bars

NYLA Conference 11.09.2017/Books Behind Bars

Author, Marybeth Zeman, shares her experience working at the Nassau County Correctional Center and creating a library for teens in the School Program for Incarcerated Youth.  Discussion of Prison Librarianship and Its Challenges.

 

We’re Paying Attention

We’re Paying Attention

The New York Times’ editorial this past Sunday (End Mass Incarceration Now) demonstrates the focus and attention that is finally being given to the problems of incarceration in the US.

What is supposed to be the most democratic country in the world does not treat its citizens fairly. ¬†Incarceration not only has become a human rights issue; it is a civil rights issue as well–close to 70% of those incarcerated are persons of color. More