Before diving specifically into library services for incarcerated youth, it's important to have a better understanding of the system in which these facilities and/or programs operate. The U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is the federal government resource for information, but a number of independent organizations have compiled research on the demographics of youth who are incarcerated and how the systems work.
HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS
This guide was created by Meghan Malone for an independent study in the School of Information Science in Fall 2020. Dr. Stacey Greenwell, the liaison librarian to the School of Information Science, has taken ownership of the guide.