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  • 2026

    Jail Library Group Works to Bring Reading to Dane County Inmates

    by Sean Kirkby, University of Wisconsin-Madison Communications Reading is a positive use of inmates’ time as well as being correlated with improved academic achievement. This article describes how a volunteer program in Dane County, Wisconsin, collects donated books and magazines and provides them to jail inmates in weekly deliveries. Volunteer librarians also locate specific books in response to inmate requests, and they conduct an annual fundraiser. The Jail Library Group is a community effort...
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