An appraisal of library services provision to prison inmates in Nigeria

Omagbemi, Clement O. and Odunewu, Abiodun O. (2008) An appraisal of library services provision to prison inmates in Nigeria. Information, society and justice journal, 1 (2). pp. 245-254. ISSN 1756-1078


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This paper is an assessment of library services provision to prison inmates in South-West Nigeria. The questionnaire method was adopted. Responses were collated and analyzed. The study revealed that inmates have a variety of information needs which are not adequately met. It noted that Library stocks in the prison libraries are grossly inadequate and poorly managed. It also revealed that the collections are managed by staff without training in information management and handling. It noted inadequate attention from government and society. The study recommends readership promotion campaigns, organized library visits by the library association to prisons, as well as provision of outreach services to inmates by nearby public libraries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, society and justice journal; Nigeria; prisons; prison library services
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 15:57
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 15:12


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