Sunday, December 10, 2006

Unconstitutional Use of Taxpayer Money for Religious Indoctrination. A Librarian at the Kitchen Table. No. 420.

In "Religion for a Captive Audience, Paid For by Taxes" DIANA B. HENRIQUES and ANDREW LEHREN
[NYT December 10, 2006] outline the take over of many prison services by faith-based organizations and summarize current legal status of challenges to taxpayer-financed evangelism.

Library service does not need to be part of the theocratic take-over.

In their important new book,Library Services to the Incarcerated Applying the Public Library Model in Correctional Facility Libraries, Sheila Clark and Erica MacCreaigh present a pragmatic and clear public library oiutreach model for working with people in prisons and jails.

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