city libraries are trying to provide library service to the local prison
populations. This is a great thing to do unless the goal of prison is
merely to provide prisoners with unrelieved misery.
reading is a popular activity. The main problem is a lack of books and
working with, the “library” consists of a cart that can hold 2-300
books, which is wheeled around like the meal and medicine carts.
to life as food and medicine, which I suspect many librarians would
agree with. However, a wheeled cart is hardly like a decently stocked
library that prisoners can browse. It’s even worse than a bookmobile. Read more...