Mission of the Jail Library Group

To provide educational, recreational and community resource reading materials to the residents of the jail facilities in Dane County, Wisconsin.

Goals of the Jail Library Group

  • To meet the educational, recreational and community resource reading needs of the jail residents.
  • To locate and share with inmates, useful community resources that will help inmates or their families address and solve their needs.
  • To educate the volunteers and the local community about issues related to incarceration, poverty, crime, justice and fairness that are a part of and affect our community, but of which many of us are not aware.
  • To improve the criminal justice system by involving the community, through volunteer service, in the process.
  • To provide a safe and constructive environment for diverse people to come together, share and learn from each other.
School of Library & Information Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room 4217 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53706
JailLibraryGroup@gmail.com