September 25, 2021

A Visit to the Prison Library at the Eastern Correctional Institution in Westover, Maryland

From Delmarva Today:

June Brittingham goes to work like any other librarian, in a building with posters on the wall, a carpeted floor and books arranged according to the Dewey Decimal system.

The only difference is she passes through a metal detector, series of automated sliding doors and pristinely gardened prison yard on her way to work.

The library at Eastern Correctional Institution, a medium-security prison in Westover, Maryland, serves a population of around 3,400 inmates, though only those who seek its services go there.

For that small percentage, the building is an oasis amidst incarcerated life.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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