Library services for Alice Springs prisoners

CLANT is delighted to hear that Alice Springs Correctional Services inmates now have access to library services through the Alice Springs Public Library.

Thanks go to Birgit Nielsen and Georgina Davison from the Alice Springs Public Library; Kevin Raby and Madonna Cochrane from the Alice Springs Correctional Centre; and to CLANT member and law librarian Helen Edney, all of whom were instrumental in getting this much-needed service up and running.

CLANT has supported this initiative, and welcomes its establishment.

For obvious reasons, it is impracticable for prisons to maintain a comprehensive collection of reading material in-house, so this service makes very good sense.  We hope that before too long similar services will be made available to prisoners at the Darwin and Tennant Creek correctional facilities.