Assistance for Prisoners

This group has a long history, having once been the AALL Committee on Law Library Service to Prisoners, and then a Special Interest Section: Law Library Service to Institution Residents.

Committee Services

Current ProjectsPrisoner Hands

  • Increase number of libraries included in Law Libraries Serving Prisoners (LLSP) database.
  • Update the 1996 edition of Recommended Collections for Prison and Other Institution Law Libraries & Guidelines for Prison Law Libraries.
  • Survey prison law libraries to see where they are now, following Casey v. Lewis, 518 U.S. 343 (1996).
  • Develop web page with information on donating books to prison law libraries.


If you are interested in working with this standing Committee, please contact the current Chair, Kimberli Kelmor.