Monday, December 3, 2007

Prison newspapers and magazines

[Posted on behalf of Linda Walling]

Recently, several people have asked questions about prison
librarianship. As I told them, there's very little written on that subject in
recent years. I experienced some nostalgia the other day, though, when
I ran across an article in Utne Reader about inmate-produced newspapers
and magazines. I learned a lot about prison life from the inmate's
point of view by reading these. I thought you might want to read the
article. Below is the link to it.

By the way -- in case you don't know the Utne Reader -- that
magazine is an excellent way to keep in touch with what is happening in the
alternative (and small press) world. The magazine reprints "the best"
articles from the alternative press, so you are introduced to important
and/or interesting magazines in that genre. Happy reading! Linda Walling


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