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Prison Libraries

NPR's Margot Adler reports on the changing fortunes of the prison library. Originally, the library was seen as the key to salvation, a place where prisoners could read religious tracts to better themselves. In the 1970s, the library became a legal resource for those serving time behind bars. Now, there are signs that prison libraries may be on the decline, due to court decisions and budget cuts.

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