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Prison libraries: Mainly by Prisoners

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 February 1939

Abstract

TIME was when the prisoner was regarded as a sort of object with no rights worth talking about, and whose views were of no account. His life was largely in the hands of jailers who did their job thoroughly, and whose brutality in cases provides a desperate record. The prisoner was hardly in a position to complain. Nowadays it would appear that some of our prisons are quite jolly places, to which large sections of the population are delighted to resort when they feel they need a rest cure.

Citation

(1939), "Prison libraries: Mainly by Prisoners", Library Review, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 75-82. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb060404

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MCB UP Ltd

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