The mission of the Library is to support, broaden and strengthen the Department of Detention Facilities rehabilitation program. The library provides appropriate and informative resources in a safe and secure setting to pretrial and convicted individuals. Along with Department of Detention Facilities, the library shares the responsibility to educate, and provide social and workforce development of the committed population and reinforce the programs for successful re-entry.
A library in a correctional facility can have a positive impact on the incarcerated population. Aside from providing education and legal resources, the library provides an opportunity for the inmates to use their time constructively. It offers the opportunity to access materials that address daily coping needs and assist in developing future goals.
The Library strives to:
- Create a self-sustained collection of recreational reading materials to fulfill the needs of the inmate population.
- Support the rehabilitative efforts of the Facility by maintaining materials of encouragement, self-reflection, personal development, religious study and education.
- Continue to support the Supreme Court decision to guarantee inmate’s “right of access to the courts” by updating the legal materials and managing research time.
- Seek out innovative ways to introduce new technologies to improve security, efficiency and rehabilitation services.