I recieved the following email from Leanne Key (a Social Program Officer at the prison). If you are attending the training session, please make sure to email her by this Friday.
- tanya ________________________________________________________________
I will be running Anatomy of a Set-up Training on Tuesday, February 3rd 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Edmonton Institution for Women, can you please confirm if you’re able to attend by Friday, January 30th.
Social Program Officer
Edmonton Institution For Women
Just wanted to throw some dates out there for our next committee meeting – please let everyone know what works best:
- Wednesday, Feburary 11 – 5:30pm
- Tuesday, February 17 – 5:30 pm
- Wednesday, February 18 – 5:30 pm
- Thursday, February 26 – 5:30 pm
Location? Back on the north side of the river? Tanya and I are happy to host a meeting at the Legal Resource Centre (10350 -124 Street.)
I heard back from Karra and they’ve set a date for the Anatomy of a Setup Training for February 3rd at 5:00. The people that are on the list are:
Please confirm with me as soon as you can if you are able to attend. If you are not on this list and still need the training, email me as soon as possible and I will send you the documents you need to complete.
I was just listening to an interview on CBC with Wally Lamb – and I didn’t realize the work he’s been doing (for the past 9 years) with women at the York Correctional Institute in Connecticut. The women from his prison writing workshop wrote a couple of books (which the institute tried to prevent from being published) and one of the women was awarded a PEN literary award.
Some of you may already be aware of this (the story is from 2004) but here’s a link for those who are interested to read/watch more:
I’m sure many are aware of the Library Success Wiki. The section “Services for the Imprisoned” has some good information, though the content is mainly American.
I am going to (finally!) drop off the box of audio books to the prison library this Saturday (January 10). And I am hoping to meet a bit with Megan (the librarian) to see how things are going.
If anyone would like to come – just let me know (asap) so that I can put your name down in the memo for the guards. I will probably be going around 11 o’clock.
I’m thinking that it’s time to coordinate the ‘Anatomy of a Setup’ training at the prison. Could everyone who needs the training let me know what days in January DO NOT work for you, and what days are preferable?
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As discussed at the last meeting, here are my findings on inmate readings/recordings.
A few examples of other projects:
UW-Madison Jail Library Group (this section is about their audio-recording program, Kids Connection, but the entire site is well organized and informative):
also, Kids Connection uses cassette tapes!
Another American example, from Indiana, Although not linked directly to the LIS community, it involves educators:
Also, a couple of interesting articles (I have .pdfs of these for sharing):
- Todaro, J. Reaching Beyond Bars: Women’s Storybook Project of Texas. Texas Library Journal v. 83 no. 3 (Fall 2007) p. 128-9.
Although 5 years old, this is the only Canadian prison library survey I could find:
-Curry, A., et. al., Canadian federal prison libraries: a national survey. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science (Folkestone, England) v. 35 no. 3 (September 2003) p. 141-52.