It's Carceral Banned Books Week!

Increasing literacy skills among incarcerated Americans reduces recidivism and helps them gain the skills they need to succeed in civilian life.

That's why we're asking you to sign and share the Petition in support of the Prison Libraries Act. (Click to share this on Facebook and Twitter)

We're proud to endorse and support this act during National Carceral Banned Books Week!

It's an Important Step Towards Rehabilitation and Reintegration for Incarcerated Individuals.


Sign the petition to support the Prison Libraries Act of 2023!

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Studies have consistently shown that books play a significant role in reducing recidivism rates and supporting rehabilitation efforts. The findings from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article underscore the urgency of the Prison Libraries Act and the need for increased resources and support for prison libraries. The Act's provisions, including adequate library services, updated materials, infrastructure improvements, qualified staff, and collaborative partnerships with local public libraries, address these challenges directly.

FREE WEBINAR: Censorship In Carceral Settings

If you're not familiar with the kinds of censorship that are occurring in our nation's libraries we're hosting this free webinar on September 28, 2023 at 12:00pm - 1:30 pm ET.


RSVP for this insightful webinar from a panel of experts today! 

You can view an archived recording at anytime after its release date.


This panel conversation brings together people with different experiences of carceral libraries, creating carceral library policy, teaching, journalism, and incarceration to speak about the long history and pernicious and evolving impacts of censorship in prisons, jails, and detention centers in the US and its territories.

Learn about the evolving landscape of censorship, and how current research and practice aims to document it and fight back.

We will provide information about free resources and ways that you can get involved, help out, and help yourself and loved ones navigate censorship in the carceral system.