IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners

F.Y.I Page 14  of the IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners, 3rd edition includes content on services and programs – overall an interesting document.

http://www.ifla.org/VII/s9/nd1/iflapr-92.pdf

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Another great new resource for the library

Human Rights in Action: Handbook for Women Serving Federal Sentences
This booklet explains the rights women have while in prison and while out on conditional release, and discusses some of the ways women prisoners can exercise their rights and avoid having them restricted further. Another purpose of the booklet is to aid in the training of prisoner advocates inside and outside prison.

Authors of this booklet are the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) , the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) , and Strength in Sisterhood (SIS).

Read more about the booklet and download it for yourself from: http://www.cleonet.ca/resources/1732

This looks like an excellent resource both for our group and the EIFW women. We should try to either get a print copy from EFry or print off a couple of copies for the EIFW library. Maybe Tabitha could look into getting a copy for the library? And Liz FL, could you add this to the bibliography you have been compiling?

Kirsten

Rise in female, aboriginal inmates alters prison population: StatsCan

A rising number of inmates at correctional facilities across Canada are females and aboriginal people, a change that poses a unique challenge for jails, a Statistics Canada report says.

The report released Monday provides a portrait of the changing face of adults at both federal and provincial facilities over the past decade ending in 2006/07.

It found that overall more adults are spending time in provincial or territorial jails awaiting a trial or sentencing, but fewer are being housed there to serve a sentence.

The number of inmates at federal prisons, where those convicted of sentences two years or longer are incarcerated, has grown steadily in the past decade.

But the fraction of the prison populations made up by aboriginal people and women has seen a constant increase in the 10 years.

Phone List uploaded

Hi all, I’ve just uploaded the phone list of the members of the Prison Subcommittee (/FLIF). You have to be logged in to your WordPress account (with permission to edit this blog) to see the post. This was done to protect the names and phone numbers of committee members. If you don’t have this permission, but would like to have it, please contact me. Thanks, Jocelyn

Art Show / Prison Partnership?

Hey all — Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture has a show in January by Toronto artist Peter Kingstone, 100 Stories About My Grandmother. (I think Moyra’s partner is doing a piece of writing as exhibition context too…) I was chatting to the gallery exec director, and asked if we could do something with the prison…he suggested a possible screening? And we could lead a discussion afterwards.

Take a look at the project, and see if you think this would be interesting for the women and maybe we could set this up. It could be like a ‘book club’ event but with video art.