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FYI Podcast – Nicholas Higgins on Library Service to Jails and Prisons

by on November 17, 2017

We talk with Nicholas Higgins, director of Outreach Services at the Brooklyn (NY) Public Library. Higgins, author of the latest book in the PLA Quick Reads series, shares wisdom gleaned from his years of experience providing library service to incarcerated persons; provides a thoughtful perspective on the American criminal justice system and shows how to provide the absolute best service to this group and the families they have left behind.

Resources for this Podcast

Get Inside: Responsible Prison and Jail Library Service by Nicholas Higgins

Brooklyn Public Library Services to Incarcerated Persons

New York Public Library Correctional Services

The Sentencing Project – The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons

The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons – The New York Times

Rikers Island – Wikipedia


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