The information needs of prisoners: a study of three penal establishments

Tony Stevens

Abstract


This research was conducted as part of the coursework requirements to complete the MA in Librarianship at the University of Sheffield, and was carried out during the early part of 1992. The objective of the study was to determine the nature of inmates' information needs and examine how
effectively they were met.

Keywords


information needs; prisons, inmates; constraints; access; independence

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