The aim of this chapter is to explore the provision of libraries to children convicted of criminal acts and sentenced to a period of incarceration in juvenile justice facilities. The chapter introduces the existing international literature and research that is available on the topic, then explores the current Australian context through a recent study of the national provision of libraries in Australian juvenile justice facilities. The provision of libraries to young people living in corrective custody is then exemplified through a description of the library at Birchwood School in South Carolina, USA - an example of best-practice and finally, conclusions are drawn regarding the need for libraries in juvenile justice facilities and the potential they can play in the lives the young people they serve.
|Title of host publication||Exploring the roles and practices of libraries in prisons|
|Subtitle of host publication||International perspectives|
|Publisher||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|ISBN (Print)||9781800438613, 9781800438606|
|Publication status||Published - 06 Sep 2021|
|Name||Advances in Librarianship|
|Publisher||Emerald Group Publishing|