Will I have access to a library in prison?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Prison Consultant Ed Bales explains the different types of libraries inmates have access to in prison.

    Host: Will I have access to a library in prison?

    Ed Bales: There are couple of different types of libraries usually in each facility. One library would be a regular library that you would find in the public. Magazines, books, things of that sort. The more important for the inmate is the law library. A law library includes case volumes, information on changes in the law and those are very important things for an inmate to have access to and it is the law that an inmate must have access to those documents, so that an inmate can prepare appeals in prison. Many inmates don't have access to fund and they do what they call pro se work which is to file legal actions themselves.