Prison Libraries Network – Right to Read statement

In September 2016 the newly formed Canadian Federation of Library Associations
(CFLA-FCAB), the national voice of Canada’s library community, unanimously
adopted and endorsed the “Prison Libraries Network: Right to Read” position
This Right to Read statement echoes recommendations set out in the most recent
report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator. In the report, the Office
recommends that Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) “update and renew inmate
libraries so that they are compliant with policy and comparable to the services,
materials, and technologies available in the communities.” This statement clearly
asserts the value of libraries and access to information resources in all correctional
The Prison Libraries Network: Right to Read statement, originally approved by the
Canadian Library Association (CLA) January 2016 is now posted on the CFLA website.

Or click the attached PDF for the full statement: Prison Libraries Network Right to Read Statement


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