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

  • Prison Legal Research pamphlet (Katelyn Golsby & Jake Gottfredson)
    • Webinar – June 17, 3 PM EDT (recording forthcoming)
    • Please provide feedback via Survey and/or email to
    • Winner of the 2019-2020 SR-SIS Education & Awareness Grant
  • 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).


If you are interested in working with this standing Committee, please contact the current chair, Nam Jin Yoon.