At the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, the Intellectual Freedom Committee presented the “Prisoners’ Right to Read: An Interpretation to the Library Bill of Rights,” to ALA Council for adoption. I am pleased to announce that Council adopted the new Interpretation during its final session on Tuesday, June 29. Special thanks to Diane Walden and Melora Ranney Norman of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Agencies for their help with drafting the Interpretation.
“Prisoners’ Right to Read: An Interpretation to the Library Bill of Rights” can be found at www.ifmanual.org/prisoners. For access to other Interpretations to the Library Bill of Rights as well as additional documents related to the Interpretations, please visit www.ifmanual.org/part2section2.