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Daddy & Me

Last week Correctional Services completed a new program at Rikers Island called Daddy & Me. The program is designed to encourage early literacy efforts for incarcerated fathers. Read More ›

Prisons We Choose to Live Inside

I recently read Doris Lessing's 1987 collection of essays, Prisons We Choose to Live Inside. As an intern with the Correctional Services Program at NYPL, the book had layers of meaning for me. Lessing shares her wisdom, her unapologetic inquiries, and her unique experience through four essays on human behavior.Read More ›

Correctional Services: Libraries on the Island

For twenty years, New York Public Library's Correctional Services program has provided books to people incarcerated at Rikers Island jail and provided reference services by mail to people in prison throughout the state.Read More ›

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