November 21, 2017

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Beyond Walls: Libraries and Incarcerated Youth

The prison reform movement is putting a spotlight on educational opportunities for youth in custody, including library services and greater access to technology.

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The Book Club at Camp Glenwood, A Minimum-Security Facility for Boys

Book club participants at Camp Glenwood want to read about “something real—about people who have made it after being in trouble,” says Kris Cannon, who leads the club. That includes works by Jarvis Jay Masters, Matt de la Peña, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Walter Dean Myers, and others.

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In the Margins Announces First Social Justice/Advocacy Book Award

Bryan Stevenson has won the In the Margins Social Justice/Advocacy Book Award for his 2014 title Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, which traces his career of serving the imprisoned and his fight to change injustices in the system.

Technology Pilots in Colorado Juvenile Facility Libraries Support Learning and Digital Literacy Skills

The Division of Youth Corrections, in partnership with the Colorado State Library, has had a great run in its recent launches of multiple technology pilot projects in select juvenile correctional facilities statewide. These innovative initiatives are designed to support positive youth development and resilience for at-risk youth.

Books to Increase Awareness of the Cycles of Poverty, Race, and Incarceration

By listening to the voices of those who have experienced racism, time in prison, and life on the streets, readers of these titles can begin to learn how to break the cycle, and be inspired by those have.

In the Margins Committee Announces 2015 Nominations

In the Margins (ITM) is proud to present the official nominations for the 2015 book list, to date. These titles, selected by a committee of librarians, are by, for, and about people in poverty, on the streets, in custody, or otherwise living in the margins.

Literacy for Incarcerated Teens

Jails, detention centers, and prisons provide a unique opportunity to address young people’s literacy gaps, says one school librarian. Literacy for Incarcerated Teens creates, supports, and develops library services in NYC’s juvenile detention centers.