"The Big Question report"

October 28, 2015

Tagged with: Prisoners and their families

"This report details the findings of the Big Question survey which was carried out by the Cilip Prison Libraries Group in 2014. The aim was to gather a clear picture of what is happening in prison libraries at a time of great change in both the prison estate and public libraries.

There were four key objectives:

  • To establish what, if any, effect New Ways of Working is having on prison libraries.
  • To see how prison libraries are actually being managed.
  • To see how the library fits into the prison structure and regime.
  • To see what access there is to IT for both staff and offenders." [p4]

CILIP Prison Libraries Group. The Big Question report. (Aug 2015)