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Monday, October 25, 2010

Blogs and news articles

Maryland Humanities Council's blogs about our participation in the One Maryland One Book on their web site. We had Warren St. John visiting Jessup Correctional Instit. It was a lively discussion.

Prison libraries have been in the news lately.  I did an interview with Bob Edwards on the Bob Edwards  Show, Serius XM radio earlier this month.  The show aired on October 17.    Avi Steinberg , was featured on an NPR program.  He got rave reviews for his memoir, Running The Books: Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian.

We have our challenges as some states aggressively try to censor what inmates read.  US & World News.
The battle continues.  Fortunately we have organizations like the American Library Association and ACLU to help fight for prisoners rights to read.

1 comment:

Darrell said...

Dear Prison Librarian,

We are calling on you today with an important message to give a voice to the voiceless and build a modern “Underground Railroad.” The “Obama Answer This” Project is the initiative of an incarcerated father and if he can reach the people out there then we hope we can count on you to spread the word because with 2.3 million behind bars we can no longer afford to turn a blind eye.
www.obamaanswerthis.com or you can upload the video at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F34p0YiSp8g&feature=player_embedded

This is also the link to The Music Movement:
http://obamaanswerthis.com/do-something/
It is time to push something real out. Lets go hard for our people behind the wall, lets go hard for our kids out there that may face what is coming back their way, lets go hard together collectively because for the bottom there is no “agenda” and he has to answer to what is happening on our inner city streets and behind barbed wires. S
Sincerely,

The team