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This article addresses an approach to library services for people who are incarcerated that meets the situated information needs and desires of people within jails and prisons. By creating a flow of information between LIS students and individuals who are incarcerated through a Reference by Mail program, resources available to incarcerated people are increased while students engage in a humanizing and self-reflexive project, with the understanding that the regulation of information within jails and prisons has lasting effects for the life chances of incarcerated people.
Austin, Jeanie, & Villa-Nicholas, Melissa. (2019). Information Provision and the Carceral State: Race and Reference beyond the Idea of the "Underserved". The Reference Librarian, 60(4), 233-261.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/02763877.2019.1645077