Prison Reference

A Program of Self-Directed Legal Research for Prison Course Givers

William David Mongelli
F & W Associates; 2001; $49.95
ISBN: 0-9652126-1-0

An introduction for "the most con-wise veteran to the complete and utter novice" who wants to present a legal research program to prisoners. Course material, handouts, tests, as well as sources for teachers are punctuated with "Helpful Hints" boxes to provide suggestions for success. Preparation checklists are helpful for organizing workshops or continuing education experiences.

Topics covered include why law libraries are in prisons, writing the startup proposal, the actual course material, suggestions for customizing the courses, and suggested teaching aids.

William Mongelli has been a prison librarian for more than fifteen years. He has taught numerous workshops and courses to persons falling under the criminal justice system.