Sunday, July 05, 2009

Incarceration Generation. No. 583.

Parental imprisonment has emerged as a novel, and distinctly American, childhood risk that is concentrated among black children and children of low-education parents,” said Christopher Wildeman, a sociologist at the University of Michigan who is studying what some now call the “incarceration generation.”
[Parental Imprisonment, the Prison Boom, and the Concentration of Childhood Disadvantage." Demography - Volume 46, Number 2, May 2009, pp. 265-280].

Libraries can provide help:

Andersen, L. Update on Prison Projects. Progressive Librarian no. 25 (Summer 2005) p. 96-9.

Arnold, R., et. al., From a Distance. School Library Journal v. 52 no. 9 (September 2006) p. 32.

Campbell, D. K. The Context of the Information Behavior of Prison Inmates. Progressive Librarian no. 26 (Winter 2005/2006) p. 18-32.

Clark, Sheila and Erica MacCreaigh. Library Services to the Incarcerated Applying the Public Library Model in Correctional Facility Libraries

McCook, K. d. l. P. Public Libraries and People in Jail. Reference & User Services Quarterly v. 44 no. 1 (Fall 2004) p. 26-30.

Walden, D. Breaking the Cycle: Prison Reading Program Encourages Literacy. Colorado Libraries v. 30 no. 4 (Winter 2004) p. 20-2.

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