April 20, 2018

Titus Moolathara | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Advocates

When Titus Moolathara took a job out of library school as a library assistant at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, he learned that “the library is the most important place in the prison.” So when he joined the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) in 2013 and found no prison outreach in place, he launched a pilot library program at Philadelphia’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, a men’s prison that didn’t have a library.

Court OKs Prison Book Ban, But Unsolicited Senders Have Standing to Sue

The Fifth Circuit ruled that Texas prisons didn’t violate inmates’ First Amendment rights by banning books that “graphically describe” rape, child abuse and race relations in the prison system, according to the Courthouse News Service, affirming the summary judgment in favor of the defendants that was granted by the district court. Prison Legal News (PLN), […]

Portland Community College Stocks Prison Libraries

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Portland Community College President David Rule asked PCC Rock Creeks’ Community Relations Manager, Janis Nichols, to come up with a project that would contribute to the district-wide goal of 50,000 hours of community service. Rock Creek is one of PCC’s three campuses; the college also has seven centers plus dozens […]