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Compilation © 2011 American Association of Law Libraries
| Law Libraries Serving Prisoners
is an online version of the print Directory: Law Libraries Offering
Services to Prisoners . The American
Association of Law
Libraries (AALL), Social
Responsibilities Special Interest
Section, Standing Committee on Law Library Services to
Institutionalized Persons compiles the data. It was originally
published in 1972 and was updated most recently in 1993. In April 2002,
the Committee decided to update the Directory in an online format.
Law Libraries Serving Prisoners is intended as a referral source for librarians and prisoners seeking access to legal materials. Search the database for law libraries by name or location (city, state, or county). Pay special attention to what services are provided to prisoners, what costs are associated, and any special requirements of the selected law library. A web form is provided for adding new libraries to the database or updating information.
The following documents (created for a 2004 AALL Roundtable on the topic of serving prisoners and pro se patrons) may be helpful:
Please send any comments, suggestions, or corrections to members of American Association of Law Libraries, Social Responsibilities SIS, Standing Committee on Law Library Services to Institutionalized Persons.
Thanks to the many people involved in the creation, updating, and editing of the Directory since 1972 including (in alphabetical order): Jane "Charlie" Colokathis, D.A. Divilbiss, Rich Ducey, Judith A. Flader, Arturo Flores, Jeanette Fries, Pam Gregory, Ann Hemmens, Elizabeth Holt Poe, Michael L. Renshawe, Carl Romalis, Rebecca Trammell, O. James Werner.